Occasional Papers Series

Violence against girls and young women is pervasive, complex, and cumulative.  Individual organizations and individual community members cannot tackle this issue on their own.  One of the most important goals of the Taskforce is to reassert community control over the production, documentation, ownership and use of our own information and experiences.  In launching the Occasional Papers series about Girls and Violence, we seek to offer relevant, practical, and useful information about the realities and impact of violence in the lives of young women and girls, innovative programming and approaches, and concrete tools that communities can use to end violence.

For our initial papers, we have focused on evaluation of new approaches.  We have asked groups: What new models are you applying?  What has worked and what challenges have you faced? Our first papers speak to these questions.

Editorial Committee:

Veronica Precious Bohanan, AquaMoon

Mariame Kaba, Project NIA / Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls & Young Women

Sharmili Majmudar, Rape Victim Advocates

Melissa Spatz, Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls & Young Women

Michelle VanNatta, Dominican University