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Achieving democratic parity is a fundamental asset for societies

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

This year in Latin America and the Caribbean, eight countries have the challenge of conducting their elections under COVID-19 contexts, among them: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

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.

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.

Countries Say Equality is Not Possible without a Gender Perspective in Sustainable Development Goals

Friday, August 7, 2015

The fifty-second meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean ended on Friday in the Dominican Republic.

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