Advancing on many of these problems involves Country Email List confronting an ecclesiastical elite that exerts active pressure against curricular programs with a gender equality approach and public policies that guarantee sexual and reproductive rights. Specifically, the Country Email List senator elected for the National District, Faride Raful (PRM ), who has been a visible defender of the decriminalization of abortion in three cases and of education with a gender Country Email List equality perspective in schools, suffered in the middle of the electoral contest a strong campaign of discredit on the part.
Of the religious and political groups of the Country Email List extreme right, and even of his opponent of the PLD. The PRM has expressed a position of support for the three grounds; however, the elected vice president Raquel Peña declared herself Country Email List pro-life in the middle of the campaign, ignoring the party's position. We will have to wait and see if the result of this campaign has been a shift from the PRM's position towards a more conservative Country Email List spectrum or, on the contrary, if Senator Raful's victory sent a clear message of greater commitment on these issues.
In another order, two issues are fully Country Email List closed in this government: the advancement of the rights of the LGBTIQ+ community and the restitution of the nationality of Dominicans of Haitian descent affected by ruling 168-13 , which constituted an extreme case of institutional racism. . Regarding the first, Abinader has said that he is respectful and Country Email List tolerant of each person's sexual orientation, but declared that he is against same-sex marriage , expressing that he only believes in a traditional family model. Regarding the issue of Dominican men and Country Email List women of Haitian descent, the position has not been clear, but it could be inferred from his positions on the immigration issue.