World Bank says DR lags in gender equality; Journalists urged to report using a gender lens

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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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"The World Bank said their data shows that only 70% of women are home owners." Carmen Amaro, operations official at the World Bank office in the Dominican Republic, spoke of World Bank support to a recent government program (Vivienda Familia Feliz) to offer bonuses to vulnerable persons as part of the new government housing program.

That's higher than the USA at 61.2%,
Canada at 49% and United Kingdom at 33%.
So long as the Dominican Government can
clearly define to the rest of us what a women is....
I wish them all the best.