Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Pins – Blue Teddy Bear Pins
The symbol of the blue teddy bear with a plaster on its heart was designed specifically to raise awareness of Child Sexual Abuse. The symbol was launched in Trinidad and Tobago in 2008 and in the Caribbean Region in 2012. The blue teddy campaign came out of a research project at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago, titled Breaking the Silence: A Multi-Sectoral Approach to Preventing and Addressing Child Sexual Abuse in Trinidad and Tobago. The development of the symbol and its unrestricted use, specifically for this issue, was inspired by the HIV/AIDS red ribbon campaign developed by an artists coalition in New York in the 1990’s.
The Pin People in partnership with Breaking The Silence help to transform the symbol of Child Sexual Abuse Awareness to a hand crafted lapel pin that can be worn to help bring awareness to the cause.
How To Order The Blue Teddy Bear Pins
These pins can be ordered in a minimum quantity of 100 pieces and are 1 inch Epola lapel pins. They are very high quality and truly symbolize the cause by wearing the Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Pins.
To order these pins simply contact our Pingineers via live chat, through our quote form, or call us at 888-309-PINS. Just let them know that you would like the Blue Teddy Bears and they will be able to assist you and accurately quote you to the quantities that are needed.
More About Breaking The Silence:
Break the Silence is an action research project, on issues surrounding Child Sexual Abuse, incest and implications for HIV/AIDS
Breaking The Silence Mission:
The Break the Silence media campaign aims to:
– increase public awareness about issues related to CSA/incest and implications for HIV;
– increase public awareness about existing resources for preventing and responding to CSA/incest and HIV; and
– influence leaders to increase their commitment to gender sensitive, evidence and human rights based polices and interventions that prevent and address CSA/incest and HIV.
The Symbol of the media campaign:
The creation of an ethnic and gender sensitive symbol that brands the Break the Silence: end child sexual abuse campaign has been a key achievement of the media campaign. The symbol — a blue teddy bear with a plaster on its heart — was designed specifically to raise awareness of CSA/incest and the implications for HIV/AIDS. The Project team hopes that this symbol will become accepted and continually associated with CSA/incest and implications for HIV awareness not only in Trinidad and Tobago, but also regionally and globally. The development of the symbol, its unrestricted use for these specific issues and and the impact we hope it will make, has been inspired by the HIV/AIDS red ribbon campaign developed by an artists coalition in New York in the 1990’s.
Break the Silence is an action research project, on issues surrounding Child Sexual Abuse, of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition Against Domestic Violence and in partnership with UNICEF and the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women.
Other collaborators have included: Arts in Action, DCFA UWI, Toco Foundation; Citizens Security Programme, Ministry of National Security; Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development
Here are the links for the Break The Silence Research Project:
More Information: http://sta.uwi.edu/igds/breakingthesilence.asp
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/breakthesilenceendCSA