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Articles Published

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
Taylor & Francis. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, Volume 23, Issue 3, 2014 or download full article



Child Sexual Abuse and the Complexities of Gender, Power, and Sexuality.
Rhoda Reddock,Sandra D. Reid,Tisha Nickenig, The University of the West Indies at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, First Published April 29, 2020. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, download full article here.


Teachers Toolkit

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The Teacher Toolkit offers a comprehensive understanding about the intersection between gender, CSA and high risk behaviour that leads to HIV.


Annual Art is Schools:

An initiative of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, The UWI, St. Augustine Campus and the U.S. Embassy, Port of Spain.


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Merchandise and supplies such as polos, t-shirts, mugs, bumper stickers, pencils, community signs and other supplies are available for workshops, activities and events. Contact the IGDS or email us on for more information. Lapel Pins:

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.

Introducing CCRON

CCRON logoThe 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.
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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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Link to UNICEF Initiative: Key Messages, Fact Sheet, Infographics, Graphics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Facebook and Twitter feeds, Facebook banners, Company teddy logos, images to accompany facebook pposts