Harolda Henry
Harolda Henry

They say children live what they learn/children learn what they live. This is not always true as with everything there are exceptions. But God has blessed us with a type of miracle that only He can perform - Reproductive ability/power. As good stewards let us instill good values and morals in our children and other people's children too. This petition is for both boys and girls. This may not be the solution to this problem but it may be for other related problems. Above all, it will...

They say children live what they learn/children learn what they live. This is not always true as with everything there are exceptions. But God has blessed us with a type of miracle that only He can perform - Reproductive ability/power. As good stewards let us instill good values and morals in our children and other people's children too. This petition is for both boys and girls. This may not be the solution to this problem but it may be for other related problems. Above all, it will definitely be a start. This is about our children now and in the future. Be positive, join the fight.

Delia Cuffy-Weekes
Delia Cuffy-Weekes
  • Harolda Henry

Shewo that for the support and your response.

John R Morley
John R Morley
  • Harolda Henry

I say Yes to moving the age of consent to 22yrs (min age of marriage)

Amorette Strong
Amorette Strong

Delia I admire you for having the courage and the conviction to start this petition. Keep up the good work and be blessed in your efforts.

Sistren Katia
Sistren Katia

Although this is minimal to address an issue that none of us can NEVER control. I strongly believe that this petition can help to bring these perverts that are abusing our children to justice.

Unique Victorious
Unique Victorious

I have a few doubts in my mind about this mostly because of the lack of jobs in Dominica and young women and men will always be pressured into having sex for money or other. However, its for a good cause and I will sign it because change don't come overnight.The children are the future and its a good decision to sign this petition to at least try and protect them from some bad things that they won't see coming and they in return will be thankful that this law has been legislated.

Alli Samuel
Alli Samuel

This is an issue which is long overdue to be dealt with and I certainly hope that something positive comes out of this genuine effort. I have always questioned why the age of consent is at sixteen, but to be an adult eighteen is what counts. This obvious disparity means a sixteen year old is free to get pregnant (one of the ultimates of unprotected sex), yet the age to be an adult and have adult rights is eighteen, which means that a parent is bound to take care of this child until s/he...

This is an issue which is long overdue to be dealt with and I certainly hope that something positive comes out of this genuine effort. I have always questioned why the age of consent is at sixteen, but to be an adult eighteen is what counts. This obvious disparity means a sixteen year old is free to get pregnant (one of the ultimates of unprotected sex), yet the age to be an adult and have adult rights is eighteen, which means that a parent is bound to take care of this child until s/he turns eighteen. This has been a sore point for parents who have concerns about their sixteen-year-olds sexual habits and law officers boldly say to these concerned parents," s/he is at the age consent", and thus genuine complaints cannot be adequately dealt with. I remain hopeful for positive change.

Bobson JB Bobb
Bobson JB Bobb

this issue needs to be addressed on the media (local radio stations) to inform the citizenz of Dominica or make them aware of what is happeing among our youth especially the young teenage girls, and we can hear the people of Dominica voice their concerns or opinions about this current issue, I think that the age of consent should be raised to the age of 18 years but I want to voice my opinion on one of our local radio shows like q95 or dbs etc so that the legisltors know what is affecting us and how we feel about certain laws.

Delia Cuffy-Weekes
Delia Cuffy-Weekes
  • Bobson JB Bobb

Call in on Talking point this morning(9 a.m.) or the youth programme on Q95 this afternoon (4 p.m.) Let your voice be heard. Sign the petition and share with your friends.

Cybil Guiste
Cybil Guiste

Thank you so much for starting something I truly believe in more so now that my daughter is twelve.I have seen and experience the disrespect some men have for young girls.doing this will help parent to speak for and defend their children.

Delia Cuffy-Weekes
Delia Cuffy-Weekes
  • Cybil Guiste

Thanks for seeing my point.

Alroy Williams
Alroy Williams

questions...what happens when a 17 years old male has sex with a 16 years old female? If we are talking bout older men and women having sex with under age children is a crime? Is it limited to older men with under age girls? what about older men with under age boys and older women with under age boys?

Kathleen Paris
Kathleen Paris

I trust that something could be done right now to help this sickening problem.May God have mercy on our country.

Anthony Goffe
Anthony Goffe

....Further...none of the (7) seven recommendations in the petition EVEN refer to the role (or lack of) absent fathers..control of the sex-laced media, internet porn, appropriate dress codes for minors (under 16)...what role that mothers play (at times, unknowingly) in the socialization / sexualization of their daughters... Think about ALL this...before you sign....OK? These are SO at the heart of all this..

Delia Cuffy-Weekes
Delia Cuffy-Weekes
  • Anthony Goffe

Thanks for your comments. I agree there are gaps in the petition but two heads are better than one. I would prefer to present a petition that does not address all the issues than do nothing. We all need to act on this. Delia Cuffy-Weekes alone cannot wage this war.

Anthony Goffe
Anthony Goffe
  • Anthony Goffe

Dear Miss Delia...It is ALWAYS better to do "something" than to be paralized with the need for Political Correctness"... Age is not a barrier to exploitation and abuse ...a willing subject goes a far way..toward facilitating that abuse (AND..dont get me wrong... MANY have been made "willing and pliable" because of social, economic and pscho-sexual drivers or needs... always keep that in mind.The real and initial abusers are to be found early in life, most times, present even BEFORE the formative ages of 4-7.. one love..tony

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