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

Entity Name About Us
Asociación Casa Abierta, Inc.

Casa Abierta is the first Dominican institution (since 1974) dedicated to aiding Dominican society in the prevention and treatment of the problematic use of psychoactive substances.

Asociación Club Nuevo Ambiente, Inc.

Asoclubnuam, founded on August 9, 1987, as a simple sports club, has been adapting itself to the needs of the sector. It has acquired legal status and defined its scope of action and line of work, n . . .ow not being just for sports, but also for education, health, culture, environment and sports. Currently, it works in all of these areas, but with an emphasis on adolescents, sexual and reproductive health, and teen pregnancy, utilizing youth networks with pair and theater strategies in order to expose the adolescents and youth to the problems of violence based on gender, gender inequality, and the prevention of teen pregnancy.


ADEMI is a private non-profit institution, that is neither political nor religious, which was created by Presidential Decree No. 745 of February 11, 1983, by virtue of Law 520 of July 26, 1920, relat . . .ing to organizations with a social interest.
It was founded by Mr. Camilo Lluberes H., together with the national private sector, as a response to the need to address the prevailing problems of unemployment and underemployment in the country.
It started its operations in 1983 in the marginalized neighborhoods of the city of Santo Domingo, with the principal objective to create and strengthen employment through financial and managerial assistance to micro and small enterprises that operate in this urban area. Afterwards, on the initiative of groups and provincial organizations from different regions of the country, it began to extend its program throughout the entire national territory.
In 1988, the Monetary Board approved a license to carry out banking operations as Banco de Desarrollo at the same time that it opened its doors as Banco Ademi. At this moment, ADEMI because the social arm of Banco Ademi.

Centro de Capacitación de ONU Mujeres

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women was created in July of 2010, as part of the reform of the of the United Nations, with the unification of resources and manda . . .tes in order to obtain the greatest impact on gender equality. The creation of UN Women (ONU Mujeres) brought together and will further the important work of four components of the UN, with the goal of exclusively focusing on equality and the empowerment of women. The International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW), which was established in 1983, was one of the four components that now forms part of UN Women. This has been known, since 2011, as the Training Center of UN Women at the global level. A Training Center of UN Women (Centro de Capacitación de ONU Mujeres) was opened in the Dominican Republic in 2011.

Clínica de Familia La Romana

Founded in 1999 by Dr. Stephen W. Nichols, a pioneer in providing medical care to children with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and their families, Clínica de Familia la Romana is a Dominican non . . .-profit organization which provides comprehensive health services to vulnerable populations in and around La Romana, Dominican Republic. It operates in collaboration with the Dominican Ministry of Public Health.

Eternally Cherished

Eternally Cherished was founded in October 2014. It is Eternally Cherished’s mission to encourage, empower, and employ girls and women in the Dominican Republic.

Fundación Abriendo Camino

The Fundacion Abriendo Camino (FAC) is a non-profit organization working to improve the lives of children in the marginalized neighborhood of Villas Agricolas, in northern Santo Domingo, Dominican Re . . .public.

Fundación Centro Nuestra Esperanza

The Fundación Centro Nuestra Esperanza, a project of the Religiosas Oblatas del Santísimo Redentor, is dedicated to promoting the dignity and rights of girls, adolescents and women who have been v . . .ictims of the slavery of prostitution, who are marginalized and excluded from society which renders them invisible, denying them access to health care, education and dignified employment opportunities.

Fundación Dominicana de Desarrollo, Inc.

La Fundación Dominicana de Desarrollo, Inc. (FDD) arose as a development initiative of a group of Dominican businesspeople who were looking to break the paternalistic culture of hand-outs that predo . . .minated in the country. Over several decades FDD has promoted the modern concept of Corporate Social Responsibility, emphasizing the relevance of sustainable development, as well as social, economic and community services and projects. In 1982, the Foundation was once again a pioneer with the introduction of micro financing in the Dominican Republic. Today, it continues offering credit services and training to low income women and men in our society, in such a way that they may expand and develop their personal and familiar autonomy, reaching higher levels of human development. It is for this that FDD assumes with passion and professionalism its commitment to “change lives, creating businesses.”

Fundación Hogar de Niñas MADELAES

The Fundación Hogar de Niñas MADALAES strives to provide a home to girls who are orphans, abandoned or from extremely impoverished homes. It began in the year 1995, with the taking in of two girl . . .s into a rented house. At that time, the foundation had only its vocation of service and its unbreakable faith in a merciful God. With the help it received from individuals and institutions, both local and international, the foundation obtained land and built an actual home. Its family has been growing so that today it has 49 girls and young women between the ages of 6 months and 25 years of age (university students),