Country Dominican Republic
Year 2019
Type of Measure Police > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The objective of the Specialized Directorate of Attention to Women and Domestic Violence of the National Police (Dirección Especializada de Atención a la Mujer y Violencia Intrafamiliar de la Policía Nacional) is to intensify measures to support women victims of domestic violence. This special unit is authorized to enter the residences of the possible victims, without having to wait for a court order, when those affected by violence ask for help.

Source of Information

Dominican Republic's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019

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