Dominican Republic

Member News

10 May 2017
A new report by ACT member Christian Aid released today called ‘The Scandal of Inequality: the multiples faces of inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean’  highlights that inequality in [...]

ACT News

26 Sep 2017

  Nations and communities in the Caribbean are yet to come to terms with the actual losses, damages, and suffering that Hurricanes Irma, Maria and others have wrought. The increasing intensity and frequency of hurricanes in some areas of the region and droughts in others have increased the vulnerability of Latin America and the Caribbean. […]

14 Feb 2015

Photo: ACT/Sean Hawkey Latin America is the most unequal region in the world and this inequality affects half of the continent’s children. In order to help feed their families, many children begin working before they reach age 10. The International Labor Organization estimates that there are approximately 9 million children and youth exposed to forced […]

22 Oct 2014

Joani Santana, 17, was a star student but she was pulled out of school for the simple reason she doesn’t have a birth certificate. New laws in the Dominican Republic require Joani to have identity papers in order to study. “I don’t have the documents,” she explains. “I was born in the Dominican Republic but […]