A Hidden Reality
With such a rapid increase in physical abuse, sexual assaults, and rape around the world, women need action-based and active steps to avoid such circumstances. India is considered the among the top 5 most dangerous places in the world for women. Furthermore, even the United States has acquired the statistic of one out of every 6 girls are victim of sexual assault or rape.
The self-defense curriculum taught by For a Change, Defend encompasses both physical techniques derived from martial arts as well as tactics to avoid such situations. The most important part of self-defense is avoiding high-risk situations. It has been also proven many times that an acquired physical strength has the power for individuals to become mentally stronger and develop less fear within themselves. Although awareness for this issue is needed, and has been publicized greatly, self-defense is an approach that can be the eradication of gender violence.