viernes, febrero 23, 2007

The Cuban Commission of Human Rights for people with HIV-AIDS. First Report

By: Ignacio Estrada Cerero.*
Quemado de Guines, Cuba - February 20th 2007. -On February 24th of this year we celebrate the fifth year of the inauguration of the Cuban Commission of Human Rights for people with HIV-AIDS, providing services to all persons; living with this terrible disease.
We dedicate these first years of existence to someone who left us as legacy his example of love for the neediest, Monsignor Eduardo Boza Masvidal.
Our organization objectives are guided by the following percepts:
1. The promotion and respect for the fundamental rights of all people with HIV-AIDS as approved by the United Nations guidelines.
2. To prevent the propagation of the HIV-AIDS.
3. To offer modernized information modernized about new discoveries involving this disease.4. To participate in all projects guided towards a free and democratic Cuba where our rights are respected.
Guided by the above mentioned percepts, in the past five years we have accomplished the following:
1. The inauguration of 3 Independent Libraries,
2. 21 pronouncements,
3. The Commission processed and verified 562 denouncements on human rights violations.
4. We celebrated 7 peaceful activities,
5. And carried out 5 marches,
6. We have 1 bulletin in edition,
7. And participated in 37 other recent activities.
Achievements in 5 years:
1. In 2006 we established the "Dignity prize, which is conferred to honorable members of the Cuban Civil society whose protagonist actions have written unmemorable pages of patriotism in our island. The prize is also extended to members of the exile community and other members of the international society.
2. The inauguration of Independent Center of Information Monsignor Eduardo Boza Masvidal.
3. The creation of a Bulletin whose first edition will be circulated on February 24, 2007, covering present topics of the Cuban society and publications regarding HIV-AIDS.
4. To begin in 2007, an ample workshop for education on health issues in our society.
The executive of the Commission remains as is:
President: Ignacio Estrada Cepero,
National Secretary: Sergio Luís Moral Chirino,
Secretary: Judith Eloisa Hernandez,
Analysts: Bárbara Jiménez, José Vicente Ribalta Carrasana and Julián Gualberto González González.
* President, Cuban Commission of Human Rights for people with HIV-AIDS.
Versión en Español del informe haciendo CLIC AQUI