Maureen Simones, the student who designed the selected pin, provided the following explanation of her design:
The Circle has been a symbol of protection and healing throughout history.of rape to leave the pain and violence behind and move forward; gaining power and strength.
The Mandala or shading within the circle is associated with healing. By placing the pain in a circular design and then destroying the design, one can destroy the pain.
The color Blue is associated with wisdom and peace.
The color Red symbolizes the unwanted pain brought into the victim’s life.
The color Violet is associated with enduring undesirable situations with inner strength.