If we are to end sexual violence against girls and young women, we will need to change cultural norms and address multiple and intersecting oppressions. The Taskforce’s starting point was to expand our understanding of sexual violence.
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.
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.
From using art to end violence, to transformative justice models, to mobile units to support survivors, we feature innovative strategies to end sexual violence in our communities. We encourage you to consider: Which of these strategies might work best in your community?