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Cuba: food security with a gender perspective

Cuba: food security with a gender perspective

by Oxfam | May 17, 2010

Milagros, a woman cooperative leader, told Oxfam that women are playing a key role in the effort to produce fresh vegetables, milk and meat as technicians, specialists and workers, but few become members of cooperatives or leaders. In Cuban families, the responsibility for many domestic chores is still fundamentally assigned to women and there are engrained attitudes that favor men for certain jobs.

Oxfam is supporting ANAP to carry out workshops to inform women about the benefits of joining cooperatives, to ensure technical training for women and facilitate the advancement of women as farmers and leaders in Cuba.

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