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University of Havana hosts colloquium on the history of gender studies in Cuba



HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 24 (ACN) The "Isabel Moya Richard" Colloquium on the History of Gender Studies in Cuba concludes today at the Enrique José Varona Hall of the University of Havana (UH).

Dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Women's Department of the University of Havana and the 15th anniversary of RIAM (the Ibero-American and African Network of Masculinities), the event provides a framework to discuss issues such as Gender, Race, Masculinities and Feminism and the Cuban family’s perception of these concepts.
The opening remarks on Tuesday were given by Norma Vasallo, president of the aforesaid Women's Department, who explained that the meeting aims to highlight the importance of gender and communication studies for the development and understanding of society.

She also praised the relevant role played in this regard by the late Isabel Moya Richard, an international reference in feminism and communication studies, a journalist who chaired Editorial de la Mujer, the journal Mujeres and the Gender and Communication Department of the José Martí International Institute of Journalism.

Two panels—History of Gender Studies in Cuba and Masculinities in Cuba: Men's Stuff?—include the presentation of research works on historical and sociological gender-related topics to an audience of students and experts from fiends such as history, sociology, cinema and journalism.
The meeting is sponsored by the University of Havana, RIAM, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Cosude, the Felix Varela Center.

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