Dominican Republic: Study reveals 2,000 women murdered in eleven years

Posted on March 19, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Dominican Republic, Latin America Womens Issues

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic. – Family violence continues to reach outrageous numbers and moving to the point that in the past 11 years, some 2 000 95 women, mostly mothers of families have been brutally murdered in the Dominican Republic and more than 7 000 400 children orphaned. Similarly, 698 men have taken their lives since 2000 to date after having taken the lives of their partners or former partners, while the number of women with severe injuries, severe or mild violence victims of their jealous husbands or former husbands amounted to 18 000 869 in the same period, according to an investigation of the journalist, former legislator and government official, Fausto Araujo. Read Article

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