The Cuban woman, well, the Cuban woman with this code, flies "... she says without hesitation. It was not the beginning of our conversation, but I thought of Silvio, and of "Eva" who "goes out and takes flight", and as a woman it made me reflect. The new generations have guarantees that cost a lot to conquer, I think.
We talked about the Cuban Family Code and how this right is assumed since it was sanctioned just today, 40 years ago.
Conversing with Dr. Olga Mesa Castillo, president of the Cuban Society of Civil and Family Law of the National Union of Jurists of Cuba, is sobering; master class. The 46-year academic consecration to family law and the teaching profession is more than enough reason. And the first teaching of this woman is the modesty of the one who honors.
"I think that to refer to the Family Code, the first thing is to talk about those who developed it and intervened in its writing."
There are names like Blas Roca Calderío, Raúl Gómez Treto, Abelardo Rodríguez Fonseca, Daniel Peral Collado, Mario Ugidos Rivero, Carlos Olivares, Carmina Placeres Brito, Armando Torres Santrayl, Vicente Rapa Álvarez and Ernesto Peláez.
It does not delay then to point out: "It has the virtue of having broken away from the Spanish Civil Code that was still in force in Cuba, and that was from 1888. Ours was also the third in the American continent that separates from the civil code, after Bolivia in 1972 and Costa Rica in 1973. "
It was sanctioned on February 14, 1975, Valentine's Day or Valentine's Day, and put into effect on March 8 of that same year, International Women's Day. "These are emblematic dates, as if to make it clear that this is a code of love and women's rights," Granma, who is also a tenured professor and consultant at the Faculty of Law of the University of Havana, told Granma.
For Dr. Olga Mesa, this new code "was based on the socialist concept of the family and sought to correct what the woman meant, especially the married woman, and the children in society according to the conception of the old Spanish code".
"If the children were not of the marriage they were considered illegitimate and the women were submitted to the husband, under the dogma of the marital power", explains the interviewee.
"The new code liberates women and offers them the same rights and the same level of legal consideration as men, while the children are all equal, regardless of the civil status of the parents."