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Autonomy of women guarantees the exercise of their human rights

VII Dominican Conference on Gender Studies presents national and international research on decision-making, political and economic advocacy

Autonomy of women guarantees the exercise of their human rights Conference attendees.

Santo Domingo. The Center for Gender Studies of Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) opened the VII Dominican Conference on Gender Studies: “Building Knowledge for Equality, '' on November 1 and 2, at the Osvaldo García de la Concha Auditorium of INTEC.

On this occasion, the Conference focused on the issue of the Autonomy of Women and its "physical, economic and decision-making" dimensions, both in private life and in public life, as a fundamental element to guarantee the exercise of their human rights.

To place autonomy as the central concept of this analysis, as stated by the coordinator of the Conference Dr. Desiree Del Rosario Sosa, has the purpose of showing that the demand for equal recognition of men and women, which arose within the feminine vindication for equal rights in the framework of the century of lights, has been latent in all scenarios in which women have demanded recognition of real equality. This concept of autonomy has been raised by different currents of twentieth-century feminism, including radical feminism and the autonomous

The table of honor was composed by Dr. Julio Sánchez Maríñez, Vice-Rector of Research and Liaison of INTEC; the teacher Lourdes Contreras, director of the Center for Gender Studies at INTEC; Alejandrina Germán, Minister of Women; Dr. Desiree del Rosario Sosa, coordinator of the Conference; Ms. Miosotis Rivas, Technical Secretary of the Council of Ministers of Central America and the Dominican Republic (COMMCA / SICA); and Dr. Manuel Cabral, Director of Corporate Affairs at Philip Morris Dominicana.

Dr. Sánchez Maríñez opened the activity, followed by the teacher Lourdes Contreras, who spoke a few words about the significance of this encounter in terms of gender. The Minister of Women, Alejandrina Germán, concluded the protocolary act.

The event has the participation of three guests from the Central American Region: Mabelle Figueroa, from Costa Rica, who presented at the inaugural conference with the theme "Autonomy of Women before the State: progress, obstacles and challenges to the 2015 goal"; Isabel Torres, from Nicaragua, spoke about "The change in politics: the irruption of women and female citizenship in Central America and the Dominican Republic"; and Urania Ungo, from Panama, with the theme of physical autonomy "Between moral conservatism and the autonomous demands of women", considered one of the most important issues, since the Dominican Republic is one of the countries with the highest rates of feminicide and violence in Latin America and where sexual and reproductive rights are denied.

17 will be presenting papers, of which three deal with economic autonomy, four with political autonomy and ten with physical autonomy. Of these exhibitions, seven correspond to research carried out by participants of the Gender and Development Master's program carried out by the Center for Gender Studies of INTEC. The presentations of the topics were framed in panels and work tables.

The Dominican Conference on Gender Studies is a space for academic debate that brings together members of the scientific, artistic and social movement communities every two years to present the research that makes relevant contributions to gender studies in the Dominican Republic.

It was established in the 2003 year by the Center for Gender Studies, to include the dissemination of the research work carried out by the students of the Gender and Development Master, promoting the dissemination of knowledge about equality; hence his motto "Building Knowledge for Equality".

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