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From where I stand: Cristina Francisco Reyes

08 March 2016

Cristina Francisco Reyes, paraplegic since the age of 9, founded the Circle of Women with Disabilities (CIMUDIS), an NGO that advocates for the social inclusion, rights and equal access of women living with disabilities in the Dominican Republic, in all areas of life. More

Breaking down barriers: bringing women with physical and motor disabilities into view

02 December 2015

For Cristina Francisco Reyes, wounded by a bullet in the Dominican Republic when she was 9 years old, the desire for things and the world of people with disabilities to change gave her the impetus to carry out the work that she has done for more than 25 years in the country. She participates actively in sports facilities for people with physical and motor limitations and has joined forums that promote primarily the social inclusion and participation of people with disabilities and their human rights. More

Girls bridge the digital gender gap in Central America

08 October 2015

Nearly 3,000 girls and youth across Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic are using technology and innovative strategies to achieve gender equality in male-dominated fields. More

UN Women Executive Director meets with President of Dominican Republic to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality

16 October 2013

During her visit to the Dominican Republic, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka met with President Danilo Medina to discuss national efforts to empower women. They further discussed the presence of UN Women in the country, where the organization maintains a Training Centre.  More

UN Women Executive Director to address Regional Conference on Women in Dominican Republic in first visit to Latin America and Caribbean region

14 October 2013

Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, will visit Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from 14 to 15 October to meet government and UN officials and representatives of civil society and participate in the 12th Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, on her first visit to the region. More

The gender dimension of the Millennium Development Goals Report 2013

01 July 2013

As the UN Secretary-General launches the latest annual report on progress towards the MDGs, a look at the impact of each of the eight goals on women and girls, as well as UN Women’s efforts to address remaining challenges. More

Presentation by Michelle Bachelet and Julia Duncan Cassell at a side event on the COMMIT Initiative

06 March 2013

Presentation by Michelle Bachelet and Julia Duncan-Cassell at the high-level side event on the COMMIT Initiative, 5 March, 2013, in New York. More

Supporting women to become entrepreneurs through microfinance in Central America and the Caribbean

14 December 2012

REDCAMIF and UN Women are working with urban and rural women entrepreneurs across Central America and the Caribbean to promote their economic empowerment. More

Closing the science and technology gender gap in the Dominican Republic

13 July 2012

According to a study by the Research Center for Women's Action (CIPAF), about 80 per cent of teachers in the Dominican Republic believe that boys excel in mathematics while girls do better in languages. More

New Report Shows Mixed Benefits from Migration

19 October 2011

UN Women in Santo Domingo launched a new report, “Migration, remittances and gender-responsive local development: The case of the Dominican Republic". It presents an in-depth study of migration to the United States from the community of Las Placetas, tracking how gender inequalities affect both women who leave and those who remain behind. More

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