Local November 25, 2011 | 9:31 am

The country is “poised to attack” crimes against women

Santo Domingo. – The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women finds the country “poised to attack” the crime which increasingly orphans children.

To support the United Nations’ honor of the Mirabal sisters: Patria, Maria Teresa and Minerva every November 25, the Women Ministry waged the campaign “Join us to end violence against women,” helped by several organizations.

The Office the First Lady, the Education, Interior and Police and Environment ministries, the National District City Council and other agencies joined that outcry, including the Assistant DA for Women Affairs, who called violence against woman “a monster that’s swallowing Dominican society.”

Roxanna Reyes said Dominican society receives this day with sadness and pain, since around 210 women have been murdered this year and that aggressors are released too easily. “There are serious faults in the Judicial Branch when the time comes to penalize violence against the woman.”

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