Dominican Republic: domestic violence rampant against women

Posted on November 24, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Dominican Republic, Latin America Womens Issues

The Dominican Republic is a popular destination for many international travelers for its calm sandy beaches and trendy resorts. What many do not know, however, is that the nation is one of many in Latin America where violence against women runs rampant and is on the rise. The problem is exacerbated by the belief that machismo – that peculiarly Latin American brand of misogyny – and the subjugation of women is just part of the culture…... Read Article

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