Creating Policies to End Violence Against Girls

Policy Recommendations — By on February 3, 2011 1:30 am

Throughout 2010, the Taskforce brought together representatives of Chicago organizations working to end violence, community-based organizations, public officials, adults and youth, to determine what was needed to end violence against girls and young women.  These recommendations are the result of:

  • Background papers providing research and context on the issues presented on this website
  • Online surveys to allow stakeholders to provide input
  • Bimonthly roundtable discussions to unite stakeholders
  • Research into existing policies and laws
  • On site research at Cook County Hospital

WHICH ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT THESE RECOMMENDATIONS? We are thrilled that the recommendations derive from a range of approaches and perspectives.  The recommendations have been endorsed by the following organizations:

A Long Walk Home

Alternatives GirlWorld

Apna Ghar

Between Friends

Beyondmedia Education

Brighton Park Neighborhood Council

Broadway Youth Center


Center on Halsted

Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation

Chicago Area Project

Chicago Freedom School

Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network

Chicago NOW

Chicago Women’s Health Center

Community Justice for Youth Institute

Cook County Juvenile Probation Department

Cyberquilting Experiment

Ella’s Daughters

Family Shelter Service

Gender JUST

Global Girls

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group – Court Involved Youth Project

Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Literature for All of Us

Mikva Challenge Youth Safety Council

Project NIA

Rape Victim Advocates

Rogers Park Young Women’s Action Team

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law


Sisters Empowering Sisters

Take Back the Night Dupage

Unsilenced Woman Press

Voices and Faces Project

Women for Economic Justice

YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago

Young Women’s Empowerment Project