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.
Here you can read data from the Status of Girls in Illinois report on girls’ reproductive and sexual health, as well as 2009 data from surveys of middle school students.
Issues & Needs
Young women lack access to reproductive health care and information, and this intersects with other forms of violence they experience. Here is information on young women’s reproductive justice needs, issues to be addressed, and opportunities for collaboration.
Read about innovative work to ensure young women’s safety and sexual health. From peer education to performance to youth-created videos to policy advocacy, this section presents several innovative youth-driven approaches.