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Teen Dating Violence

Teen Dating Violence

Nearly 1 in 5 Chicago youth is experiencing violence in a dating relationship – and the numbers are rising. To turn those numbers around, we will need to change our discourse about the issue; develop approaches that derive from the experiences and needs of young people; and promote systems change.

Creating Policies to End Violence Against Girls

Creating Policies to End Violence Against Girls

The Taskforce engaged in a year-long process to develop recommendations to end violence against girls & young women. Learn more about what we did — and view a list of organizations that endorse the recommendations — here.

Violence & Criminalization

Violence & Criminalization

It is impossible to have a conversation about young women in conflict with the law without addressing their early histories as survivors of sexual violence – the Girl’s Prison Pipeline. Once enmeshed with the juvenile justice system, girls continue to be exposed to various forms of violence, including systemic violence.

Reproductive Justice & Violence

Reproductive Justice & Violence

Reproductive Justice (or RJ) calls for the “complete physical, mental, spiritual, political, social, and economic well-being of women, girls, and individuals, based on the full achievement and protection of human rights.” In this section, we will apply RJ principles to issues of violence against girls and young women.

Violence & Education

Violence & Education

Promoting safety for girls in school begins with challenging our preconceived notions of how young people experience violence – unraveling myths of out of control young people, and focusing instead on systems change and the creation of a positive school culture.

Sexual Violence Data

Sexual Violence Data

Nearly 1 in 10 Chicago youth reported in 2009 that they had been physically forced to have sexual intercourse against their will. Here you will find national, Illinois and Chicago data about sexual violence against girls and young women.

Sexual Violence: Issues & Needs

Sexual Violence: Issues & Needs

What are the needs and issues in the field? Hear firsthand from adults and youth engaged in prevention work around sexual violence to hear what needs to be put in place in Chicago.

Recommendations for organizations & foundations

Recommendations for organizations & foundations

The Taskforce has several suggested priorities for organizations and foundations looking to support young women’s safety.

Policy Recommendations

Policy Recommendations > Econ Sec & Violence

Overview

Overview > Econ Sec & Violence