Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Jul 9, 2019 / 12:58 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Families in the Dominican Republic joined together July 4 for a national civic demonstration to protest a new Department of Education norm that establishes policies based on gender ideology.
The demonstration, held simultaneously at 10:00 a.m. in Santo Domingo and Santiago, was called by the “Don't Mess with My Children” movement to demand the repeal of departmental order 33-2019, approved May 22, 2019.
The new Department of Education norm “establishes as a priority the design and implementation of gender policy” in “the different levels, systems and subsystems in Pre-University Education, in their plans, programs, projects, teaching strategies and administrative activities.”
In a news release addressed to the media, organizers said that thousands attended the demonstrations, including families, schools, parents' associations and Christian institutions who wanted “to warn about the systematic and organized penetration of gender ideology in the Dominican Republic.”
They charged that “this current has permeated many of the government's institutions, where they hold talks with titles of tolerance, equality and inclusion that look very attractive, but deep down are loaded with gender ideology.”