The Medal of Merit of the Dominican Woman is a decoration awarded by the Dominican government to women that were prominent in their social occupation. It was established by decree on 29 May 1985 to be conferred on 8 March of each year, the
International Women's Day International Women's Day (IWD) is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women's rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against w ...
. The Medal is conferred by the government on recommendation of the ''Consultive Council'' of the ''Ministry of the Woman''. March 8, 1986, was the first time that the medal was conferred. Since then, more than 100 women in different areas have been distinguished.

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) Orders, decorations, and medals of the Dominican Republic {{orders-medals-stub