Cuba, feb 13 – The impact of economic and ecological crises on the full development of women and their treatment by the media will be the focus of discussions at the 12th Latin American Meeting on Gender and Communication, scheduled for May 10-12 in this capital.
Social science professionals will share best practices in the field, and will also discuss the various forms of violence, sexuality, human rights of women, advertising and messages of public good, in favor of equal opportunities for both sexes.
In conversation with ACN, Rosa Maria Perez, president of the Cuban Association of Social Communicators, an institution co-sponsoring the meeting, said that this will be a favorable space for socializing research works and raise awareness of respect for the family in general.
She commented that for two decades the Association of Cuban Journalists (UPEC) and the Federation of Cuban Women have convened this Latin American Meeting, which takes place every two years and brings together experts, activists and fighters for equality.
Perez, also head of the Inter-American Confederation of Public Relations, highlighted the economic, physical, sexual and reproductive empowerment achieved by Cuban women. However, she said that there are still sexist stereotypes and patterns threatening their autonomy.(Portal of the Cuban Radio)