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Discrimination and Nationality.
Afro-descendant culture

From 28 july to 8 August 2020 Cancelled

Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the North and the Caribbean Sea to the South, you can dance to the contagious rhythm of merengue, explore ancient ruins or experience eco-tourist adventures in our magnificent natural parks.

In the Dominican Republic there are about 400 bateyes, whose inhabitants face some of the worst living conditions in the country. According to a study by Ayacx Mercedes Contreras, Haitian immigrants are the most socially excluded group in social stratification followed closely by Dominican-Haitians. In fact, Haitian immigrants living in the bateyes and other poor and marginalized communities of the Dominican Republic do not have access to the most basic public services, such as running water, medical care, education, and wastewater treatment .

During the visit we will be able to witness first-hand the precarious reality faced by vulnerable groups in the Dominican Republic, specifically Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian migrants residing in the country. In parallel, we will also be able to see and enjoy the vast range of tourist assets which the Dominican Republic offers, helping to give a panoramic view of the country.

 40%

Environment and Nature

 80%

HUMAN RIGHTS

 60%

cities and cultures

 50%

history and society

BEING HAITIAN OR OF HAITIAN DESCENT IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MEANS – IN MORE THAN 90% OF CASES – LIVING IN POVERTY OR EXTREME POVERTY; NOT HAVING ACCESS TO BASIC LIVING REQUIREMENTS SUCH AS HEALTHCARE, HYGIENE, EDUCATION, SHELTER; AND BEING FORCED TO WORK IN TOTAL INFORMALITY, OFTEN IN SUBHUMAN CONDITIONS. TOGETHER WITH THESE EXCLUSIONARY COMPONENTS, THERE REMAINS A VERY STRONG CULTURE OF RACISM AND XENOPHOBIA IN THE COUNTRY AND A LEGAL FRAMEWORK THAT OFTEN PREVENTS EFFECTIVE ACCESS TO MINIMUM SOCIAL GUARANTEES AND FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS TO HAITIANS.
LOCATION Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
PERIOD CANCELLED
MEETING POINT International Airport Las Américas, Santo Domingo
GROUP SIZE 8 people
BASIC REQUERIMIENTS Good physical and physiological condition. Extreme conditions: really warm temperatures and humidity.
Over 18 years old
Languages spoken Spanish
FOOD/CATERING Vegetarian and non veggie options, available
TRANSPORTATION Private transportation, mini bus.

ACTIVITIES PLAN

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN SANTO DOMINGO

 

DAY 2: MUDHA ORGANISATION & SPANISH CULTURAL CENTER

 

DAY 3: CULTURE AND OBMICA THINK TANK

 

DAY 4: markets and civil state office

 

DAY 5: BOCA CHICA BEACH

 

DAY 6: COLONIAL ZONE
DAY 7: batey

 

DAY 8: EVENT AND FOCUS GROUPS

 

DAY 9: BATEY – COLONIAL ZONE

 

DAY 10: TRES OJOS National park and Soraya Aracena

 

DAY 11: SANTO DOMINGO – DISSEMINATION EVENT

 

DAY 12: DEPARTURES

Any foreigner who is temporarily in the country can have access and receive health care, at hospitals and clinics in the case of an emergency, sudden illness or chronic disease. For faster attention, it is always useful to have an international medical and accident insurance.

HEALTH & SECURITY

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