Umbrella Hearts is a joint venture of 'Umbrella Ribbons' & 'Hearts & Hands Community Development'. It is a child protection awareness campaign.
A child safety awareness programme that believes children are to be kept
The Ribbon ?:
The ribbon has raindrops (tears), they signify the trauma the children may have experienced, and the umbrella (a protective shield) represents the carers who choose to care for and protect the children from further trauma (abuse).
The umbrella is a symbol of protection, and wearing the ribbon displays that you believe children are not to be hurt and you are a person who will stand up and protect them.
Wearing the ‘Umbrella Ribbon’ you show that you care about the children and that you know it is important to care for and protect children from harm.
It’s not OK to hurt a child.
Every day it’s not OK
You will step up and protect children
You will have the hard conversations
You will be the child's umbrella (their shield).
You will let it be known it is NOT OK to hurt children
You will NOT stay silent if a child is being abused
The Ribbon Campaign is currently in operation in Australia & Philippines.