Young Women’s Action Team
The YWAT is a youth-led, adult-supported social change project that empowers women to take action on issues that affect their lives (particularly issues of violence against girls and young women). The YWAT believes that girls and young women should be free from violence. We believe that through collective action, consciousness-raising, and organizing we can end violence against girls and young women.
- Where Our Boys At? A Toolkit for Engaging Young Men as Allies to End Violence
- Saying Farewell…
- Walking Home
- Hollaback “I Got Your Back Campaign”
- March 20th is the International Day Against Street Harassment…
- Catcaller Form
- Announcing the Launch of Suspension Stories!
- Lillian Moderates a Panel about the School to Prison Pipeline
Category Archives: Suspension Stories
It has taken well over a year but we are pleased today to officially launch the Suspension StoriesWebsite. This initiative is a partnership between the Rogers Park Young Women’s Action Team and Project NIA. This youth-led participatory action research project … Continue reading
Youth Activists Challenge the School to Prison Pipeline from Mariame Kaba on Vimeo. Project NIA partnered with the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice at Roosevelt University to organize a panel of youth activists discussing the school to prison pipeline on … Continue reading
On Saturday October 16th, YWAT leadership core member Lillian Matanmi moderated a panel called “Youth Voices Challenge the School to Prison Pipeline.” She also presented information about the YWAT’s Suspension Stories Project. This event was part of the National Week … Continue reading
We have partnered with Project NIA over the past year to undertake a youth-led participatory action research project called Suspension Stories. We are pleased to be supporting the National Week of Action on School Pushout sponsored by the Dignity in … Continue reading