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Take Five: It’s a matter of justice—50/50 gender parity in political parties

Monday, November 6, 2017

Congresswoman Gloria Reyes is a strong advocate for increasing women’s political participation and recently backed a law against child marriage in the Dominican Republic. She participated in a regional forum organized by UN Women from 9 to 11 of October, focusing on abolishing child marriage in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. Earlier this year, a number of Central American and Caribbean countries including Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago, El Salvador, and Guatemala abolished discriminatory legislation which allowed child marriage.

From where I stand: Cristina Francisco Reyes

Tuesday, March 8, 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.

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

Wednesday, December 2, 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.

Girls bridge the digital gender gap in Central America

Thursday, October 8, 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.

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

Wednesday, October 16, 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. 

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

Monday, October 14, 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.

The gender dimension of the Millennium Development Goals Report 2013

Monday, July 1, 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.

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

Wednesday, March 6, 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.

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

Friday, December 14, 2012

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

Closing the science and technology gender gap in the Dominican Republic

Friday, July 13, 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.

New Report Shows Mixed Benefits from Migration

Wednesday, October 19, 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.

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