Condemn New Dominican Penal Code that Violates of Human Rights
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Condemn New Dominican Penal Code that Violates of Human Rights

    1. Lorgia Garcia-Peña
    2. Petition by

      Lorgia Garcia-Peña

      Athens, GA

I stand with Dominican people AGAINST the new Penal Code that violates basic human rights while it 

ELIMINATES punishment for violence against women

DOES NOT Consider domestic violence a grave offense UNLESS the victim dies or is disabled for at least 90 days

REDUCES the punishment for incest-based crimes

REDUCES the punishment for sexual harassment

CONCEALS the rape of a minor

CRIMINALIZES abortion under ALL circumstances, even if the mother's life is at risk

Recognizes as FEMICIDE only those murders committed by sexual partners or ex-partners

Recent signatures


    1. Amidst this epidemic of violence...

      Lorgia Garcia-Peña
      Petition Organizer
      The Dominican Republic's epidemic of domestic violence

      The Dominican Republic is a popular destination for many international travelers for its calm sandy beaches and trendy resorts. What many do not know, however, is that the nation is one of many in Latin America where violence against women runs rampant and is on the rise.

    2. Reached 2,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 11 months ago

      never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.

      -- Alice Paul

      I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic...Each of us puts in one little stone, and then you get a great mosaic at the end.

      -- Alice Paul

      There will never be a new world order until women are a part of it.

      -- Alice Paul

      "Women are the real architects of society."

      -- Harriet Beecher Stowe

    • Jose Collado HOWARD BEACH, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      It is important because there are many Human Rights vioatons in the Dominican Republic.

    • Umesh Prasad INDIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Hey USA, Why are you going to Mediaeval times ?? Really ..

      • almost 2 years ago

      I have work with orphanages in the DR and continue helping children's projects and orphanages in the country. I have seen how bad the situation is in the country. Lack of respect for womens and childrens rights, bodies, oppionions

    • Line Magnus WORTEL, BELGIUM
      • almost 2 years ago

      I worked as a volunteer in a Dominican orphanage and have many friends there. I want them to be safe and protected by the law of their country.


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