President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Friday recognized on International Women''s Day the daily heroism of Cuban women and their leading role in the struggle for independence and just causes.
'Happy International Women's Day, Cuba, a nation of women and mothers of so many heroines: 'mambi', clandestine, Moncada, guerrilla women, internationalists, everyday warriors', Diaz-Canel posted on his Twitter account.
The president recalled a thought by the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who expresses: 'I am absolutely convinced that the society will win more to the extent that it is capable of developing and taking advantage of qualities, moral, human and intellectuals of women.'
The day coincides with the closing ceremony in Havana of the 10th Congress of the Federation of Cuban Women, a forum in which the challenges of women and their protagonism in the construction of a prosperous and sustainable socialism are addressed.
After decades of being celebrated on several days, in 1975, coinciding with the International Women's Year, the United Nations honored international women for the first time on March 8th.