MOSCTHA’s Break the Silence Campaign

UJ was honored to have MOSCTHA at Fordham Law today. MOSCTHA has worked with our group in the Dominican Republic on issues related to the unique plight of Haitian-Dominicans and their Dominican-born children. Their current campaign, Break the Silence, seeks to build awareness about statelessness. In efforts to “Break The Silence” MOSCTHA exhibited gripping images and told personal stories of those who struggle with statelessness.

Check out MOSCTHA’s website here!

UJ Dominican Republic Trip Leader Aminta Kilawan with MOSCTHA-USA Director Edison Suero

Stateless children who were born on Dominican soil. Due to lack of citizenship, they will be unable to earn a junior high school education. Thus, their unfortunate cycle of poverty continues.

The woman on the far right was once a citizen of the Dominican Republic. As a result of a new law passed by the government (Law 285-04), she has now been stripped of that right. This woman, along with the individuals to her left, are stateless.

Posted on November 15, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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