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Women’s Self Defense Program

Updated: Mar 10, 2022

"The thing women have yet to learn is

nobody gives you power. You just take it."

According to Victims of Sexual Violence: Statistics on Rain, "about 80 percent of adolescent victims were women and 90 percent were adult women who were victims of rape". In addition, women between the ages of 18 and 34 are at greater risk of experiencing sexual assault. According to Wendy Rouse, a historian at The Origins of Women's Self-Defense Movement, self-defense training for women emerged in the United States and the United Kingdom in the early twentieth century, parallel to the women's rights and the suffrage movement. These early feminists sought to raise awareness of the sexual harassment and violence that women faced on the street, at work, and at home. They challenged the notion that men were their "natural protectors" and noted that men were often guilty of violence against women.

The women discovered a sense of physical and personal empowerment through boxing and Jiu-Jitsu training. In particular, with the rise of second-wave feminism in the 1960s and 1970s and third-wave feminism in the 1990s, women's interest in self-defense paralleled subsequent waves of the women's rights movement.

Today's Empowerment Self-Defense (ESD) courses focus on teaching oral and psychological as well as physical self-defense strategies. ESD courses explore multiple sources of gender-based violence, particularly its links to racism, racism, and classism. Empowerment Self-defense instructors focus on holding criminals accountable while empowering women with the idea that they have both the right and the ability to protect themselves.

Gajera Vidyabhavan, Sachin.

Monday, March 7, 2022,

On the occasion of World Women's Day self-defense program was organized at our school. In which students of standard 1 to 12 were present.

His staff and whisperers from Sachin GIDC Police Station were present by the commissioner of Police, Surat Police and they imparted insights to the students on how to protect themselves in pursuit of the program organized by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India. They were told how to identify the person in front of them, their manner of speaking, their touch, their gaze, and their behavior and how to protect themselves. We were practically taught how to defend ourselves if another person attacked. The students were also told that when we are alone and someone bullies or misbehaves with us, we should go out in public and express our outrage so that those around us know about it and reach the scene.

Whisper(Vispi Kasad and Ms. Rita Desai (Guinness book of world record holder and Ambassador of Police department)) taught students how to deal with each of the above through actual practical activities. They provide 24 hours free phone service for children in distress. He also asked the students to call 1098 in case of any such problem. Thus the self-defense program at Gajera Vidyabhavan, Sachin was successfully concluded.

The session was actively participated by the staff of Gajera Vidyabhavan Sachin and the session was graced by the Principal Mr. Nitin Patil and addressed inspiring words.

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