Cuban Women’s Voices

Cuban Women’s Voices

Beatriz Johnson Urrutia believes that a woman has a special place in addressing global issues 

The Second Eurasian Women’s Forum took place in Saint Petersburg on September 19-21. It united representatives of more than 100 countries into one large family. The time flew fast. However, women managed to keep up with the Forum’s events. They presented speeches at open debates and discussion platforms, presented their initiatives and projects to the whole world following the Forum’s news, and found like-minders. 

Every woman had individual reasons to visit the Forum. However, all the participants were united by common desire to change the world community’s consciousness concerning the role of women in public life and to improve the lives of people. The main thing provided by the Second EWF for Beatriz Johnson Urrutia is the opportunity to speak. Being proud of her nation, the Deputy Chairwoman of the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba wants to share Cuban experience in addressing gender issues and discuss the goals brought up on the agenda up to 2030. According to Beatriz Johnson Urrutia, one shouldn’t forget about the Cuban Revolution and the role it played in the development of the social field and her country in general.


“I hope to meet women who have the desire to contribute further to the world development. No matter what country you were born in and what origin you have. The main thing is the confidence that we have”, she says. 

The speaker finds the role of women in addressing global challenges extremely important. Any negative social phenomena including wars, illiteracy, and healthcare problems affect families that women protect and nurture as mothers, wives, daughters, and sisters. At the same time, women are capable of solving any task on agenda quickly and qualitatively. 

Beatriz Johnson Urrutia believes that the future must be technologically advanced in order people could address work issues without obstacles and jointly oppose the challenges they have. According to her, media also must contribute to ensuring positive social atmosphere and highlighting events similar to Eurasian Women’s Forum. 

Millions of women worldwide are ready to contribute to peace and help our world grow and develop the same way they help their children. Only joint work and struggle against injustice and other negative phenomena give us the hope for a better future. 

Elmira Mustafayeva, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community

Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov