Together with the outstanding ladies of the Dominican society, the executive director of Nuevo Sendero, Diana Mejia, received the Medal to the merit citizen from the President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina. The Medal was given to her for her outstanding national and international work in the fight against domestic violence.
Many ladies were honored for their importance in various areas including economic, political and social work in the Dominican Republic. They received theses awards in celebration of the International Women's Day.
This event was held in the presidential palace of the Dominican Republic. The President Danilo Medina said that women in different historical moments have fought for equality and respect for the social, political and cultural rights of women in the world. Today the ladies that are being awarded at the event represent these women. He also said that he urges them to continue working for the benefit of the community and its development and that they will always have the support of the Dominican government.
Diana Mejia, thanked the president and indicated that she received the award with humility. She is committed to continue restoring homes for society to enjoy healthier and stronger families. Together with Diana Mejía other women were also recognized in addition; Emilia Antonia Guzmán Capellán in Health, María Zunilda Núñez Payamps, in Science and Technology, Algerian Ramona, Aybar Muñoz, Rosana Clotilde Elías Peña, in community and philanthropic work, Altagracia Rosario, Lopez and Juana María Sosa, Esperanza Encarnación Tejeda in Sport, Gina María Ruiz Solís, in Education, Olga Altagracia Mejía de Leclerc, in Portalatina Taveras Chireno and in politics was recognized, Ligia Amada Melo Widow Cardona.
The Minister of Women for the Dominican Republic also attended the event. She said that every day Dominican women are participating more in the development processes of the country. They stand out in both public and private social works at national and international levels.