Successful digital conference No Mas No More on Bonaire
From the 30th of November to the 2nd of December, the No Mas No More conference was organized on Bonaire together with the Taskforce for Children's Rights. The conference was aimed at collaborating, connecting and sharing knowledge on how to protect children from abuse, neglect or other violence.
Almost 200 professionals in the field of children's rights and domestic violence, from the six islands and the European Netherlands, digitally followed an intensive program over the past few days. Important themes included positive parenting, the protection code, chain partners cooperation and the community school.
Commissioner Nina den Heyer opened the conference with a personal story.
An impactful part of the program was the theater play "Stop the beating", by Archell Thompson and Jalisah Moniz. With the performance Archell wants to create awareness for the impact of child abuse, but also draw attention to the story of the perpetrator. Often the perpetrator is or has been a victim themself.
During the conference, steps were taken to further shape the collaboration in the approach to domestic violence within the Kingdom. Various working agreements were also made in this regard.
Cooperating partners at this conference were: the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the Ministry of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations and the Public Entity of Bonaire.