Many people dream of making the world a better and safer place for everyone.​

Yehudit Zicklin-Sidikman is one of those special people who succeeds in doing so.

As president of ESD Global Inc. and the founder and CEO of El HaLev, Yehudit stands firmly at the center of an international movement to build safer communities. 

Mobilized by her vision, these two organizations have trained over 80,000 people throughout the world, including women, children, and other vulnerable populations,  across all socioeconomic classes, in Empowerment Self-Defense (ESD).   

I believe that one thing we have learned in 2020 is that while not everyone deals with a pandemic in the same way, or even agrees on exactly how to handle one, we have learned that it is going to take more than one solution to really get a handle on COVID 19.

This exact same argument can be made for the pandemic we know as violence and abuse. It will take all of us, turning our hearts, heads, and hands to building a solution that is complex and nuanced, and diverse to truly change the statistics and reduce violence and abuse as much as we can.

There is no one answer. We must work together.

Find out how you can get involved and  #JoinTheMovement. 

I’m in! Are you?

~ Yehudit

Invite Yehudit to speak to your community or organization about violence prevention social entrepreneurship, and Empowerment Self Defense. 

Yehudit is also available for webinars, podcasts, and virtual meetings.

         Yehudit's deep well of experience and knowledge, in combination with her approachability and humor, makes her one of the leading voices in the anti-violence movement today.


For the sake of women and children everywhere, I am so grateful to Yehudit for doing her big work in the world."

~ Erin Weed, Founder of Evoso Academy and Girls Fight Back

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         Yehudit continues to walk, run, speak, and enthrall. She can make you cry with laughter. She is humane. She will raise your spirits.


She fills the world with hope and inspiration, all while remaining grounded and by imparting a few simple skills.”

~ Chana Weinberger, Director of Educational Development and Training, El HaLev

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         Yehudit came along and lifted me up, dusted me off, gave me new blood and breath; she took the ball that so many of us have had in play, and RAN with it.


Yehudit chimes a perfect note on at least 3 levels; intellectual, spiritual, and physical. "

~ Ellen Snortland, award-winning columnist and author of Beauty Bites Beast

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