Feelings emerge, from many hearts, when talking about the new Family Code and its benefits to social problems that, until now, had not found a legal way to be solved.
In San Antonio de los Baños, moving anecdotes accompanied the exchange between the Federation of Cuban Women and jurists, with a large group interested in clarifying issues that have generated controversy in the population.
Mercedes Cruz, an early childhood methodologist and head of the Educate your Child Program, claims to have had enough experiences to know that this code had been missing for a long time. “Families are held back by the impositions of an old law, from 47 years ago, which was designed for another context and our society has undergone transformations.
“I am a teacher, I serve families, and I know, because I go into their homes, that they need it. And in time, all those who are putting up resistance today will applaud the idea when they see themselves favoured, supported and cared for with the new Code”, assures this educator who speaks with moist eyes and a heavy heart, recalling personal anecdotes in which it was totally unprotected by the current code.
Other female voices from Ariguanabo, drew their reasons for the Yes, from the middle of the chest. Some of them witnesses of violent and unfair actions. Romelia López, municipal coordinator of the Family Attention Group, knows that this is not the time to look back, times are different and change is imposed, also for legal regulations.
The historian Estela Pérez recognizes Martí in the text that makes up the new Code, because, for him, “the family is like the roots of the people.”
With vast knowledge of the subject, the lawyers Miladys Carmona and Yeni González, prosecutors of the Provincial Court, as well as Yuliesky Amador, professor at the University of Artemisa, appeared in the exchange. They were also accompanied by partisan and government authorities from the municipality and province.