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Advocacy project started for the rights of women and youth

They will conduct oversight and network in order to influence national and international level in the guarantee of fundamental rights of women and young people, with special attention in improving the critical route of attention to victims of sexual violence

Advocacy project started for the rights of women and youth

In order to achieve greater guarantees y protección by the State, and that the population, especially of y YOUNG can more fully exercise their rights; he Center for Gender Studies of Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), Profamilia y Oxfam with the financing of the European Union they associate to carry out the project "Articulating a Network of Active Defense of the Rights of Women and Youth".

This initiative has as target strengthen el empowerment de organizations of civil society in the promotion y surveillance on warranty of the sexual rights y reproductive rights.

Specifically, the project aims to influence increase la attention quality of the Health services a teenage pregnancies, those that affect women and girls survivors of sexual assault, and to influence the decriminalization of abortion by causes.

Among the main actions of the project is the articulation of a network for the defense of the rights of women and youth, training and execution of citizen oversight of health services y care for victims of sexual violence. With the results of the audits, the Network will influence nationally and internationally to improve public policies related to the guarantee of sexual and reproductive rights.

The initiative was presented at the panel "Social activism and articulation for the defense of human rights of women and youth", which featured lectures by Carolina Santana, jurist and communicator, Stalin Montero, communication scientist, university professor and social activist, and Lidia Ferrer and Vanesa Rodríguez feminist activists from the National Confederation of Rural Women (CONAMUCA).

This panel started the project and the “Training course in the defense of human rights for women and young people, aimed at women 15 years of age and older and men 15-24 years of age, members of organizations that carry out work in defense of rights. of populations with disabilities, LGTB, denationalized, affected by racial discrimination, university students, and members of trade unions, to begin on Saturday June 9 at INTEC.

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