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As femicides spiral, the Government announces a plan (Dominican Republic)

July 31, 2012

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Source Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Government today announced a plan to prevent and eradicate gender violence, whose spiraling increases recent years has triggered alarms among society. The program’ early stage focuses on workers of industrial free zones and includes efforts against sexual offenses, harassment and promoting a culture of prevention. The information from the Justice […]

Men march against femicides (Dominican Republic)

July 31, 2012

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Source Santo Domingo. – On Tuesday hundreds of men staged a long walk against the wave of violence plaguing the country to raise public awareness about men who commit femicide and for respect of women’s rights in Dominican Republic. The National District City Council organized the march led by mayor Roberto Salcedo, who said, “it’s […]

The cost of machismo on ‘honeymoon island’ (Dominican Republic)

July 16, 2012

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Source: ALJAZEERA Despite the image of a nation of peaceful sandy beaches, women in the Dominican Republic face a violent daily reality. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – At 24, it is already a struggle for Altagracia to carry on living. Each time she looks at herself in the mirror all she can see is the […]