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Activists Rally For Child Protection

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Activist groups rallying together in Rawson Square this morning for the launch of the “we won’t rest” campaign demanding the Davis administration do more to protect children from abuse, including accountability for abusers.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Activist groups rallying together in Rawson Square this morning for the launch of the “we won’t rest” campaign demanding the Davis administration do more to protect children from abuse, including accountability for abusers.



The rally which was organized by Rise Bahamas, was supported by advocates from Families of All Murder Victims, Silent No More, Hanna-Carey Cares Foundation, Save Our Children Alliance, Rights Bahamas, Save Our Daughters, The D’Marco Foundation, the Resilience Program, Our Sanctuary, and the Dignified Girl Project.

One by one they all insisted enough is enough when it comes to protecting children.

Rise Bahamas President Terneille Burrows offered several recommendations including the introduction of Bella’s Bill, which is named in honor of 4-year-old D’onya “Bella” Walker.

Baby Bella’s death sparked national outrage late last year and lead to a renewed national conversation about violence against women and children.

Bella’s Bill calls for an amendment to the child protection act (section 63). It calls for mandatory reporting of crimes against children by immediate family, guardians, and care givers.

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