UN sponsors concert for women’s rights in Cuba, ignores regime’s violence against women
At the risk of sounding redundant, the United Nations is completely useless. While Cuba's all-female human rights group, the Ladies in White, have been violently and consistently repressed by the Castro dictatorship, the UN sponsors a concert on the island denouncing violence against women without once mentioning the Cuban regime.
UNiTE Ignores Violence Against Women
And no, it's not an oxymoron.
On Monday, Mexican singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas gave a concert in Havana as part of the United Nations Secretary General’s Campaign to End Violence Against Women, UNiTE.
Of course, the concert was at a closed theater with access controlled by the Castro regime.
Yet, the day before, the following members of The Ladies in White, a peaceful women's pro-democracy movement, were beaten and arrested for simply to trying to attend Mass.
1. Maria Cristina Labrada Barona
2. Anisley Pavón Goberna
3. Aimé Moya Montes de Oca
4. Lisandra Farray Rodríguez
5. Sandra Rodríguez Gatorno
6. Marbelis González Reyes
7. Lis Eladia Quiñones González
8. Raquel Rodríguez Morejón
9. Dianelis Rodríguez Morejón
10. Olga Lidia Torres Iglesias
11. Noralis Martín Hernández
12. Romelia Piña González
13. Danay Mendiola Duquesne
14. Liliana Campo Bruzon
15.Bertha Guerrero Segura
16. Rosa María Naranjo NievesYet, they weren't mentioned by Julieta Venegas during the concert -- nor has their arrest been condemned by UNiTE.
So how can UNiTE effectively fight violence against women if they ignore it right under their noses?
Hypocrisy and the UN Campaign to End Violence Against Women
The hope of impunity is the greatest inducement to do wrong. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Julieta Venegas in Havana, Cuba
The Cuban government is one of the most anti-woman regimes on the planet. Women who speak out and exercise their fundamental rights are regularly physically assaulted and sometimes die under
A culture of impunity involves self-censorship and submitting to intimidation and this is precisely what the dictatorship in Cuba has achieved through a sophisticated apparatus of repression that projects beyond Cuba into the international community.
Nevertheless, when the subject is violence against women, the plight of Cuban women is ignored. The latest to engage in this shameful practice is Julieta Venegas and worse yet it was backed by the United Nations and their campaign to End Violence Against Women, UNiTE.
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