Her Story

What is the Herstory Project?

It is a project that seeks to document the evolution of OCTEVAW from being the Regional Coordinating Committee to End Violence Against Women (RCCEVAW) to the coalition that we know today. The founder of OCTEVAW, Joan Gullen, wrote “our herstory is a testament to our determination not to let the issue of violence against women and all its manifestations fall into the background”. This project will document the pivotal events that make up OCTEVAW’s herstory. We believe that the narratives by those who have been dedicated to ending Violence Against Women and children are fundamental to OCTEVAW’s herstory.