Community Accountability Project
The Community Accountability Project unites individuals and groups from across Chicago to engage in innovative approaches to end violence against women and girls.
Our Guiding Principles
- We believe it is possible to end violence against women and girls.
- We believe that there are multiple approaches to ending violence. We believe that approaches must be appropriate to the community developing them, and should evolve from specific community experiences.
- We believe it is important to recognize and draw upon people’s different experiences, knowledge and organizing approaches.
- We believe in the power and knowledge of survivors and resisters of violence.
- We believe in having honest conversations about working in solidarity with one another.
- We believe that communities have the potential and the responsibility to be more accountable to members of their community in ending violence against women and girls.
- We believe that it is important to develop alternatives to the criminal legal system.
- We believe that there is a connection between interpersonal and structural violence, and that we need to struggle on all levels.
- We are interested in struggling against all forms of oppression, inside and outside of our communities, organizations and movements.
- To unite people who share these beliefs to envision new possibilities for change.
- To serve as a forum for the development of new projects that share these principles.