Below please find a list of organizations focusing on Gender in the Dominican Republic.

Entity Name About Us
Fundación La Merced

La Fundación La Merced was born 7 years ago with the goal of providing a more dignified life to children and adolescents, freeing them from child labor and teaching them about their rights. La Fund . . .ación was born from the raising of consciousness among a group of people from the community who were worried about the extremely dangerous situation of shoeshine boys of the area. In a spontaneous manner they organized to provide assistance. Little by little, a team of volunteers started forming and began organizing activities according to the observed needs. Since then, the team has strengthened and formalized, explanding the areas of intervention in order to offer a systemic response to these problems. The activities are based on a rights-focused community work. The interventions are made in the following areas: Education, Recreation, Nutrition, Health, Social Work, Legal Assistance, Raising Awareness and in response to Incidents .


We are an institution which provides a home and assistance to up to 55 girls who come from extreme poverty and/or have been sexually abused, mistreated, abandoned, or have special needs. They are se . . .nt to us by CONANI, government authorities or 911. We provide the girls with a permanent home until they are reinserted into a secure, safe family network after appropriate educational processes. We do not have sufficient resources.

Fundación Redes Micaela

Fundación Redes Micaela is a united front which lends a hand to young women who have been victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking, as well as to their families. Created in Santo Domingo on J . . .une 18, 2015, it is the fruit of the common interest and commitment of various individuals who support the social work of the Religiosas Adoratrices in the Dominican Republic.
Its activities are wide-ranging:
-support in the training and financing of projects regarding insertion in the labor market.
-participation in events and forum that promote non-profit organizations through the sale of articles made in the workshops.
- creation of a video presentation of the Fundación Redes Micaela.
- strengthening of an artisanal workshop program in Santiago.

Fundación Vida sin Violencia, Inc.

La Fundación Vida sin Violencia Inc. (FVSV) is a non profit institution that was incorporated by resolution 0020/2009, issued by the Attorney General of the Dominican Republic in conformity with Law . . . 122-05, which works to prevent domestic and gender violence in the National District. La Fundación Vida sin Violencia Inc. arose from the will of a group of citizens who, after understanding the role that psychological help offered by the Center for Attention to Survivors of Violence can have in achieving physical, emotional, moral and social recuperation of victims, began to unite with the primary goal of forming a group of volunteers to help this branch of the National Prosecutor’s Office. After later receiving training on this grave social problem, they believed that there was a need to promote this type of prevention and decided to become legally incorporated.

Fundación Tropicalia

Fundación Tropicalia (FT) designs and executes programs for the community of Miches, a municipality located on the Northern coast of the Dominican Republic, in four areas: education, environment, . . .productivity and well-being, and culture. Established in 2008 by Tropicalia, a sustainable tourism and real estate development of Cisneros Real Estate, the Fundación Tropicalia is part of the strategy of the project promoting sustainable socioeconomic development in the area. The programs are carried out with the collaboration of the community, public and private sector institutions, civil society and academic sectors, where the diversity of our alliances leads to innovative programs with high impact and efficient use of resources.

Hogar de Niñas María Madre de Dios

The Hogar de Niñas María Madre de Dios is a non profit institution dedicated to rescuing and providing a home for helpless, mistreated or orphaned girls who need someone to love, take care of and p . . .rotect them.
We have addressed a large need that exists in the community. Many of the homes are not stable and lack responsible parents to provide their children the love and protection that they need.
The Hogar is supported by the Hermanas de Amistad Misioneras en Cristo Obrero (AMICO).

Hogar de Niñas Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia

The Hogar de Niñas Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia is a girls’ home that is directed by the Misioneras Parroquiales de María Auxiliadora, a religious institution that works with boys, girls, adole . . .scents, youth and their families who are at high risk, according to the Salesiano tradition.

Hogar Escuela Rosa Duarte

Established in 1940, the Hogar Escuela Rosa Duarte (Rosa Duarte) is a home for 120 girls in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. It is a non profit institution that provides holistic attention to the . . . girls in a residential setting, promoting security, education, health, nutrition, social services, psychological assistance, and systematic monitoring to the girls’ families. Rosa Duarte is directed by Las Hijas de la Caridad San Vicente de Paul and supported by the Dominican government.


The Instituto Dominicano de Desarrollo Integral (IDDI) was founded and incorporated in 1984, under Decree No. 2067, during the Presidency of Doctor Salvador Jorge Blanco. It was created in order to . . .overcome the effects of poverty in rural and urban areas, and is comprised of men and women working together with people in communities who are interested in improving their lives and those of their neighbors.
IDDI has the following departments:
Social Promotion: Focuses on topics such as Training and Community, Environmental and Vocational Organization; Child Advocacy and Literacy.
Health: Primary Health Care, Health Education, Maternal and Child Health, Prevention of HIV / AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Physical Projects: Infrastructure, Sanitation, Community Housing and Construction Equipment.
Microcredit Center: Micro-credit business and vocational technical training.
BioIDDI: Research, biofuels, watershed management, reforestation, soil conservation.
Sustainability Center: IDDI initiatives with the private sector with support from the following companies: Karaya, S.A., Blue Nile, S.A., Almacenes de Mercancías CAMI, Cocina Industrial, Hospital Paraíso, Dominican Renewables y CBCX.
Since IDDI’s inception it has been collaborating with the various divisions of the Dominican government, both at the municipal and state level. Furthermore, it aims to develop a corporate strategy based on collaboration with both the international and private sector.
Among the many initiatives IDDI promotes, we would like to highlight: [EcoCiclo[/b], a program that collects recyclable material; Repapel, promoting products made from 100% recycled paper; Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Development, which is focused on strengthening governance, building local capacity, promoting research and training of human resources; Risk Management Unit, which aims to guide, control and direct the actions of Risk and Emergency Management; Youth Unit, whose overall objective is to promote, develop and provide young people in vulnerable areas with a space for personal growth by promoting healthy lifestyles.

Instituto Dominicano de Estudios Virológicos

El Instituto Dominicano de Estudios Virológicos (IDEV) is a Dominican non-profit organization which was originally founded to run clinical trials with new molecules for the Human Immunodeficiency Vi . . .rus (HIV). It has branched out to now include education, out-patient services, and special units for Men Having Sex with Men (MSM) and those not speaking Spanish. As stated in its name, it works with all viruses, especially HIV, hepatitis virus and papillomavirus. IDEV is among the units for comprehensive care which offers full HIV medicine through the National Program administered by the Dominican Ministry of Health.