Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
The term “empowerment" has in many ways been used imprecisely and in ways that can mislead the conversation we should be having as scholars but more importantly, policymakers. The term is more contested that a graph of numbers would like to show. For this thesis, I achieved gradual recognition of the social, economic, and political empowerment understanding of women in Santo Domingo and Santiago de los Caballeros and its involvement in overcoming many obstacles. Challenging, Global North and Western universal approach of the best way to progress empowerment on Third World women. In the preceding chapters, I explored the ways in which institutions in the country are viewed by women in both cities and their expected responsibility. Even though the Dominican Republic is a small Caribbean island, it plays a significant role in the discourse of women’s empowerment in Latin America and Globally due to its rankings in annual reports conducted by multilateral organizations and NGO’s that underrepresent the realities of women throughout the country.
Marrero, Yisbell Lucia, "Women's Empowerment in the Dominican Republic". Senior Theses, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 2020.
Trinity College Digital Repository, https://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/theses/852