[act-ma] 6/22 Impact of US sanctions on Cuban women
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*Impact of US sanctions on Cuban women*
/Oxfam, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), Center for
Democracy in the Americas (CDA), and Cuban Americans for Engagement
(CAFE) invite you to a panel discussion about the impact of US
sanctions on Cuban women and vulnerable populations in the context
of a global pandemic./
*Tuesday, June 22, 2021 – 9:30-10:30 a.m. (EDT) /via Zoom/*
*Opening Remarks from Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA)*
*Elena Gentili – Oxfam Country Director in Cuba*
*María Isabel Alfonso – Director, CAFE*
*Conner G**orry – Senior Editor, MEDICC Review*
*Geoff Thale – President, WOLA*
Join via ZOOM: Registration required here
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the webinar.
A new Oxfam Report, Right to Live Without a Blockade: The impact of
US sanctions on the Cuban population and women’s lives
shows that women in Cuba carry the heaviest burden of sustaining
daily life, dedicating over 35 hours/week to household work and
family caregiving. The US embargo reinforces these preexisting
inequalities, limits opportunities, and causes material shortages,
ongoing stress and lower quality of life, all of which affects women
and vulnerable populations the most.
Nearly four of every five women and girls in Cuba were born under
the US embargo, whose effects have been compounded by the global
pandemic. Cuban women are on the frontlines of the pandemic response
and account for 71% of healthcare professionals. US sanctions have
prevented Cuba’s ability to procure equipment and materials needed
to manage COVID-19 and to speed up mass vaccination.
Join this virtual event to hear more about these important issues.
For additional information, contact Stephanie Burgos
stephanie.burgos at oxfam.org <mailto:stephanie.burgos at oxfam.org>
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