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Chapter Three

MRG’s Work

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MRG began working in the Dominican Republic in 2010, implementing a pilot cultural project with the community of Dominicans of Haitian descent. In partnership with Movimiento de Mujeres Dominico­ Haitianas (MUDHA), a street theatre project was implemented. A group of professional and amateur actors were recruited and trained to make a play about racism in their society and perform it for the general public. The whole process was filmed and the result is the documentary Say My Name.

In 2013, MRG and MUDHA started a new three ­year project, using street theatre and community consultations to increase participation by Dominicans of Haitian descent in public life and their access to essential services, such as health and education. This project empowers Dominicans of Haitian descent to speak out for their rights, while challenging discriminator views in the wider community. In parallel, MRG and MUDHA have led international advocacy actions in the United Kingdom and at the UN level, submitting a report on the right to nationality to the UN Universal Periodic Review of the Dominican Republic and organizing side­ events at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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