Institute for Gender and Development Studies


Break the Silence 
Teacher Toolkit

English language Teachers Toolkit 

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The Break the Silence: End Child Sexual Abuse Teacher Toolkit offers a comprehensive understanding about the intersection between gender, CSA and high risk behaviour that leads to HIV.

It was developed as an output of the Break the Silence Student Art Contest: Raising Awareness about Gender, Child Sexual Abuse and Implications for HIV in Trinidad and Tobago, which was spearheaded by the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), The University of the West Indies (The UWI), St. Augustine Campus with support from The U.S. Embassy, Port of Spain from the PEPFAR Small Grants Program. It is a compilation of existing materials and outputs developed for the 2008-2012 action-research project "Breaking the Silence: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Preventing and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse and Incest", which was spearheaded by the IGDS at The UWI, St. Augustine, with the support from UNICEF and United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (managed by UNIFEM, now UN Women). Sessions and activities in this toolkit have been compiled and adapted from existing manuals and curricula.


Break the Silence end CSA:
Bilingual Facilitators Toolkit

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Download Modules below

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Break the Silence end child sexual abuse Bilingual Facilitators Toolkit for Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago Published November 2022
 The University of the West Indies, The Institute for Gender and Development Studies
 St Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago © IGDS 2022 This initiative was developed with the assistance of the Pan American Development Foundation and the financial assistance of the Government of the United States of America. Rompe el Silencio acabar can el abusi sexual a menores Bilengue para Los Facilitadores en Guyana y en Trinidad y Tobago Publicado Noviembre 2022
 Universidad de West Indies, Campus St. Augustine Instituto de Estudios de Género y Desarrollo
 Campus St. Augustine, Trinidad y Tobago © IGDS 2022 Esta iniciativa fue desarrollada con el apoyo de la Fundación Panamericana para el Desarrollo y el financiamiento del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos.

Modules for download 

Module 1: Migration: Dreams and New Possibilities
Módulo 1: Migración: Sueños y Nuevas Posibilidades

Module 2: Understanding Gender: Definitions, Norms, Expectations, Equality
Módulo 2: Entender el Género: Definiciones, Normas, Expectativas, Igualdad

Module 3: Gender and Sexuality: Behaviours, Identity, Orientation
Módulo 3: Género y Sexualidad: Comportamientos, Identidad, Orientación

Module 4: Defining Gender-Based Violence and Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)
Módulo 4: Definición de Violencia de Género (VDG) y de Abuso Sexual a Menores (ASM) 

Module 5: Gender-Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health
Módulo 5: La Violencia de Género y La Salud Sexual y Reproductiva

Module 6: Building a Community Response to Child Sexual Abuse
Módulo 6: Creación de una Respuesta Comunitaria a Abuso Sexual a Menores y al Incesto  








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