Quartz Media LLC published an article in 2015 saying research suggests empowerment self-defense could be a game changer for women. Assessments in the article show a decrease in completed rapes among women who have taken self-defense classes.
Statistics from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center still says 1 in 5 women will be raped in their life time, and the number of children abused is staggering. The statistics also tell us that most women knew their attacker.
Self-defense classes exist in many areas. A quick google search will tell you what is available in your area. If you can’t find one to attend, or don’t feel comfortable in a group, there are dozens of YouTube videos to watch and learn from. Start taking a stand today to protect yourself tomorrow.
All statistics in the video were taken from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center online.