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The authorities carried out an estimated 85,000 detentions between 20 March and 30 June, for alleged non-compliance with the evening curfew. Abortion remained criminalized in all circumstances. The authorities failed to pass the comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation demanded by civil...
Americas Detention

Dominican Republic: “If they can have her, why can’t we?” : Gender-based torture and other ill-treatment of women engaged in sex work in the Dominican Republic

Across Latin America and the Caribbean, gender-based violence is so widespread it is considered a public health problem. Evidence shows that women sex workers are at heightened risk for violence from state officials and other individuals. This report gathers strong evidence which suggests that...
Americas Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Dominican Republic: Magaly Pineda: Amnesty International mourns the loss of a leading feminist and human rights activist in the Dominican Republic

Amnesty International movement is tremendously sad to learn that Magaly Pineda passed away after a long battle with cancer on 29 March. She was a prominent Dominican feminist, sociologist and human rights defender who tirelessly advocated for equality, access to education and respect for human...