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Harolda Henry-Riley
Harolda Henry-Riley

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-Riley

Shewo that for the support and your response.

John R Morley
John R Morley
  • Harolda Henry-Riley

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.

Janis Luxe
Janis Luxe

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 Bobb
Bobson 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 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.

Kae Philogene
Kae Philogene

I think we are neglecting our boys and do believe this petition or even one similar should be done for them, as they too suffer just as much as our girls..frankly speaking our youths are raped physically, mentally and emotionally on a daily basis and it's time to take a stand.. it is with this in mind that I gladly sign the petition and hope we'll see one drawn up for our boys..

Delia Cuffy-Weekes
Delia Cuffy-Weekes
  • Kae Philogene

Kae this is for our boys too. There can be no solution to a problem affecting society if we only deal with part of the population.

Incognitod Edwards
Incognitod Edwards
  • Kae Philogene

Knee Jerk emotional patches. I say go back to the core of the issues. Examine the parenting and all the issues that influence young people. Changing the age will not address the root of the problem. It will only be a feel good derelict law. It is not a start it is just starting a new problem.

Kervy Vocage
Kervy Vocage
  • Kae Philogene

exactly

Delia Cuffy-Weekes
Delia Cuffy-Weekes
  • Kae Philogene

Thanks for your comments Incognitod Edwards. I am open to suggestions for solutions that you will help me with.

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