Sixteen years after the fall of the Soviet Union, the main Soviet fronts, the World Peace Coucil, World Federation of Trade Unions, World Federation of Democratic Youth and the Women’s International Democratic Federation are not just still active, but growing.
From Cuba’s La Prensa Latina
Caracas, Apr 9 The 14th Congress of the Women’s International Democratic Federation (WIDF) started in this capital on Monday, attended by 1,500 delegates from 84 countries, the organization s president Marcia Campos stated.
The presence of women from Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon, territories of military aggressions, confers the event a strong anti-terrorist content, Campos said in a news conference.
She also highlighted the presence to the first WIDF congress in American soil of women from 25 countries of Europe, a continent with a terrible situation in feminine employment, and spoke out for the need to eliminate imperialism so that women can work as such and not like they were men.
The official expressed the movement s intention of fighting salary equality and for women who do not want to work only doing housework.
Among the sector s aspirations she talked of the possibility of having public laundry and restaurants, to improve working woman s quality of life.
Campos stated that Venezuela is developing a strong political process that among their social achievements is the elimination of illiteracy.