Violence & Education

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.

 

Data

Violence & Education: Key data

Violence & Education: Key data

This excerpt from the Status of Girls in Illinois report provides data on Chicago girls’ experiences of violence in school.

 

Issues & Needs

Violence & Education: Issues & Needs

Violence & Education: Issues & Needs

Often, the public discourse around violence in schools is focused on young men; yet we know that young women experience unique and interrelated forms of violence in school. We surveyed adults and youth from across Chicago, and held a Roundtable discussion in May 2010, to ask what was needed in order to end violence against girls at schools. This is what we heard.

 

Innovative Models

Violence & Education: Innovative models

Violence & Education: Innovative models

Innovative approaches to making schools safer for young women involve youth in leadership roles, and in identifying their own solutions; advocacy and organizing for systems change is also key. Several communities in Chicago are engaged in campaigns to create safer schools.