Dominican Republic

ACT News

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 […]

Joanni Santana, is one of 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent who have been made stateless by recent legislation in the Dominican Republic.
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 […]