Self-defense, especially for women, is of prime importance due to the world of power imbalance that we live in today. Women, usually referred as the weaker sex as per the stereotype amongst the two genders are generally considered easy targets. Especially in a country like India where the cases of gender violence are on rise, while many others go unreported, self-defense for women has become imperative more than ever.
Some of the common crimes against women in India include rape, sexual assaults, molestation, kidnapping and murder. These are in addition to other vulnerable crimes such as acid attacks, groping and eve-teasing. It is in these instances when the importance of learning self-defense techniques for women is felt strongly. The criminals tend to choose their target when they find a potential victim who is unaware of their surroundings. Making these women aware, cautious, and equipped in times of need is what can immobilize/decapitate, put the criminals in danger and in turn can potentially reduce the number of crimes against women.
The WST module shall cover the following topics
Rights & privileges as a woman
This will include in brief the rights that are enjoyed by Women.
This will provide current statistics with respect to the crime against women and what in general do the women of the country feel with regards to their safety.
Highlighting a few crimes that have happened and to take learning from them to ensure that the same are not repeated / can be avoided / how to respond to them ensuring our safety.
The rights of Working Women against Sexual Harassment in Workplaces.
- The total duration of the training will be a half day or full day program
- Groups of up to 30 to 50 people per session is most effective
- Transfer learning through classroom environment
- Case study discussion
- Training materials and handouts provided to take with you