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13 women honored for International Women’s Day

In commemoration of International Women’s Day, which falls tomorrow, Saturday 8 March, the Presidency and the Ministry of Women decorated 13 women for their contributions to society in the areas of education, community and professional work, science and technology, politics and the arts. The awards were presented at the Presidential Palace this morning, Friday 7 March, at a ceremony attended by President Danilo Medina, Vice President Margarita Cedeno, Minister of Women Alejandrina German and First Lady Candida Montilla. Minister of the Presidency Gustavo Montalvo and legal advisor to the President Cesar Pina Toribio also attended the event.

President Medina also sent a message of congratulations to Dominican women, saying that his support for women was reflected in government programs.

The award was presented to:

Olga Altagracia de Leclerc and Portalatina Taveras Chireno, education; Candida Diaz de Ramos and Hanoi Jacqueline Sanchez Paniagua, professional work; Ligia Amada Melo, politics; Esperanza Encarnacion Tejeda, arts; Juana Maria Sosa and Altagracia Rosario Lopez, community work and philanthropy; Gina Maria Ruiz Solis, sports; Emilia Antonia Guzman Capellan and Maria Zunilda Nunez Payamps, health; Argelia Ramona Aybar Munoz and Rosanna Clotilde Elias Pena, science and technology.

Source: DR1

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