How we got child marriage banned in Dominican Republic
We knew that girls were dropping out of school and becoming pregnant far too young but society didn't see child marriage as an issue. Here's how Plan Interna…
Plan International started working in the Dominican Republic in 1987.
Today we work in more than 120 communities in the following provinces: Azua, Barahona, Pedernales, San Juan de la Maguana, Independence, Elías Piña, La Altagracia, San Pedro de Macorís, Santiago and San Cristóbal.
We have a clear ambition that no girl should marry or become pregnant before the age of 18.
Our programmes promote changes in behaviours, social norms and policies so children can grow up in communities where they are able to participate, reach their full potential and have their rights respected.
With the aim of ending child marriage, teenage pregnancy and abuse, we work in 5 areas to support girls from the moment they are born until they become adults: