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Alexandria Valerio / Banco Mundial

During a meeting with women journalists, the representative of the World Bank expressed her concern with generalized practices in the Dominican Republic that discriminate against women. The World Bank presentation highlighted that it acts on the premise that no country, community or economy can reach its potential or confront the challenges of the 21st Century without full participation on equal grounds of women, men, girls and boys.

Data compiled by the World Bank indicates that the Dominican Republic performs poorly in terms of gender equality. The high prevalence of child marriages and teenage pregnancies worsen the situation.

Alexandria Valerio called for Dominican journalists to report on these issues and furthermore encouraged denouncing cases of discrimination in financing for gender during the conversation with...

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