DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PROTEST

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STORY: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PROTESTDATELINE: Nov. 25, 2011LENGTH: 0:00:28LOCATION: Santo DomingoVOTo raise awareness and to educate the public about violence against women in the Dominican Republic, thousands of people have joined a march in the capital city Santo Domingo.The Attorney General's Office and the Ministry of Women, the organizers of the event, said they would establish a specialized body next year to prosecute offenders.The authorities also gave their support to the event, saying the problem should be treated by carrying out activities focused on raising education and awareness to the public.According to an official report, in the first 10 months of this year, more than 200 women died of violence.
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