Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Population
10,276,621
Region
Latin America & Caribbean
Income Group
Upper middle income
Female Population
5,134,311
% of Women in the Workforce
55%

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Constitutional rights  
Is there a non-discrimination clause in the constitution? YesConstitución Política de la República Dominicana, Art. 39
If there is a non-discrimination clause in the constitution, does it explicitly mention gender? YesConstitución Política de la República Dominicana, Art. 39
Does the constitution guarantee equality before the law? YesConstitución Política de la República Dominicana, Art. 39
Is customary law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? NoConstitución Política de la República Dominicana
If customary law is a valid source of law, is it considered invalid if it violates constitutional provisions on non-discrimination or equality? N/A 
Is personal law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? NoConstitución Política de la República Dominicana
If personal law is a valid source of law, is it considered invalid if it violates constitutional provisions on non-discrimination or equality? N/A 
Quotas  
What are the legal quotas for women on corporate boards? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
What are the legal quotas for women in parliament? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
What are the legal quotas for women in local government? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
Rights of married and unmarried women  
Can an unmarried woman apply for a passport in the same way as a man? YesLey No. 208 de 1971, Arts. 1, 2 y 5
Can a married woman apply for a passport in the same way as a man? YesLey No. 208 de 1971, Arts. 1, 2 y 5
Applicants must provide a birth certificate and evidence of blood type. Can an unmarried woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man?
YesDirección Nacional del Registro Civil
Applicants must provide a birth certificate and evidence of blood type. Can a married woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man?
YesDirección Nacional del Registro Civil
Can an unmarried woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesConstitución Política de la República Dominicana, Art. 46
Can a married woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesConstitución Política de la República Dominicana, Art. 46
Can an unmarried woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesConstitución Política de la República Dominicana, Art. 46
Can a married woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesConstitución Política de la República Dominicana, Art. 46
Can an unmarried woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? YesConstitución de la República Dominicana, Art. 62
Can a married woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? YesConstitución Política de la República Dominicana, Art. 62
Can an unmarried woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman register a business in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman register a business in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman choose where to live in the same way as a man? YesConstitución Política de la República Dominicana, Art. 46
Can a married woman choose where to live in the same way as a man? YesConstitución Política de la República Dominicana, Art. 46
Can an unmarried woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? YesConstitución de la República Dominicana, Arts. 18(1)
Can a married woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? YesConstitución de la República Dominicana, Arts. 18(1)
Can an unmarried woman be "head of household" or "head of family" in the same way as a man? N/ANo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman be "head of household" or "head of family" in the same way as a man? N/ANo restrictions could be located
Division of responsibility within marriage  
Can a married woman convey citizenship to her non-national spouse in the same way as a man? YesConstitución de la República Dominicana, Arts. 18(5) y 21
Are married women required by law to obey their husbands? NoNo applicable provisions could be located
Do married couples jointly share legal responsibility for financially maintaining the family's expenses? YesCódigo Civil, Arts. 203 y 213