Breaking the Silence of Child Sexual Abuse in the Caribbean: A Community-Based Action Research Intervention Model
Sandra D. Reid, Rhoda Reddock & Tisha Nickenig, The UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, Published online: 18 Apr 2014
Calls to Action
Networks – Groups
The Break the Silence Campaign encourages schools, community groups and NGOs to form Networks focused on the cause, and to organise activities annually for April Child Abuse Awareness Month and November 20th, Universal Children's Day. In Picture Ricky and Rishana Amar, RAGD, Children Spokespersons for the Campaign.
Links to the UNICEF Initiative and the regional activities can be found on the Regional Page.
The Caribbean Child Rights Observatory Network (CCRON) is responsible for ensuring that the governments of the Caribbean region are adhering to and implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and other conventions and protocols related to child protection.
CCRON was established
on January 14, 2014, through the signing of a Memorandum of
Understanding between the Institute of International Relations (IIR) of
The University of the West Indies, and the United Nations Children’s
Fund (UNICEF) for the Eastern Caribbean Area.
Find out more
The symbol of the blue teddy bear with a plaster on its heart was created at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago, in 2009 as part of a larger action-research project titled “Breaking the Silence: A Multi-Sectoral Approach to Preventing and Addressing Child Sexual Abuse in Trinidad and Tobago; with a special emphasis on incest, which began in 2008. The campaign symbol represents the issue of Child Sexual Abuse. Read more
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