Support Profamilia Dominican Republic

Kelly Castagnaro, Communications Director

This week, Catholic organizations in the Dominican Republic took legal action against Profamilia and its campaign on sexual rights, claiming that the ads were in violation of several legal and constitutional regulations. 

The campaign has been aired on television and in print, carrying the slogan “Your Sexual and Reproductive Rights are Human Rights.”  The different spots address the need for comprehensive sexuality education, consistent condom use, safe abortion and an end to violence and sexual harassment. 

Profamilia has responded to these attacks by reinforcing the need for equitable, participatory and inclusive citizenship that guarantees the full exercise of individuals’ human rights.  Since the campaign’s launch, Profamilia has been targeted by opposition in social networks and other media, but public support has prevailed:  A poll by a Dominican newspaper currently shows that more than half of respondents  oppose the Church’s actions. 

Show your support for Profamilia on twitter using the hashtag #YoApoyoAProfamilia, and click here to view their excellent campaign videos.    


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