Thursday, 16 April 2015
Self defence is the best defence........
It’s more than two years since the nation stood united in its anger and revulsion at the horrific rape and murder of a young woman on a bus in the national capital. If you are a woman, whether you grew up in a rural or urban region, lived at home or ventured into a new city away from family, worked in office or manage your house full-time—the fear of sexual harassment is real and constant. In 2014 over three lakh women were kidnapped, raped, molested and almost 670 women in the country were being sexually harassed daily. Of course, those were just the reported numbers—the actual cases of violence against women were much higher. If you count all the women who are raped by the time they turn 18 that are almost 40 percent of the entire demographic of women rape survivors.
Despite active debates among lawmakers in Parliament, awareness campaigns and a host of measures to curb violence against women, the statistics in 2014 is no less grim. Delhi in the north, Assam and Tripura in the northeast, and Rajasthan in the west are the most unsafe states for women in India.
Vedanta foundation had organized two workshops on women’s safety focusing on the women who doesn’t have accompany while returning from school, college, work etc in Vitthalwadi, Mumbai and at Ringus in Rajasthan by free of cost. Around 850 girls were taught simple & effective Self-defense techniques without the need for formal martial art training like using immediately available tools like dupatta, watch, glasses, bangles, bricks, keys, chain, buckle, pen, etc.
Through the workshops foundation is boosting the path of awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies and physical techniques that enables one to successfully prevent, escape resist & survive violent assaults or dangerous situation are tackled.