Local July 31, 2012 | 1:03 pm

As femicides spiral, the Government announces a plan

Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Government today announced a plan to prevent and eradicate gender violence, whose spiraling increases recent years has triggered alarms among society.

The program’ early stage focuses on workers of industrial free zones and includes efforts against sexual offenses, harassment and promoting a culture of prevention.

The information from the Justice Ministry says the program aims to promote a healthy society free of violence, with a range of activities including the spread of information and implementation of a training project.

As part of the plan, the agencies involved will provide appropriate assistance and support in cases of women victims and of domestic violence, for the workers and the companies of export free zones which request it.

In addition, the plan provides human resources and coordinated logistics for training in conjunction with the free zone companies.

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