More Cuban Women in Political Structure

HAVANA TIMES, March 24 — Cuban women have gained greater representation in the structures of People’s Power, from the municipal assemblies to the Council of State. According to the report “Women and Men in Cuba: 1995-2009,” of the National Office of Statistics.

The most notable advance took place in municipal assemblies, where the proportion grew from 15.5 per cent in 1995 to 33.4 per cent in 2010. Nonetheless,  in 2009 there was only one woman president at the provincial level, as compared to 13 men, reported IPS.