• Yehudit Zicklin-Sidikman

Reduced Inequalities: Approaching UN International Human Rights Day, Part 6

Updated: Dec 10, 2020



UN SDG #10 – Reduced Inequalities


"Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status."


~ Article 2, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights


"Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status."

When I read this, I think to myself: “Think globally. Act locally.”


That’s what the Empowerment Self Defense Movement is all about.


We think globally: In the next 5 years, ESD Global Inc. will bring ESD instructors to every corner of the earth. ESD will become a worldwide resource, available to everyone, everywhere, regardless of “political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory.”


We act locally: ESD Global trains individuals regardless of their “race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.” The instructors we train in turn go on to teach members of their communities.


Why?


Because it doesn't get any more local than internalizing the belief that we have the right to defend our emotional and physical well-being. That we are capable. That we are equal. No more and no less than anyone else.


Because it doesn't get any more local than internalizing the belief that we have the right to defend our emotional and physical well-being.

Disempowered people are not equal.


Intimidation, bullying, abuse, and violence are methods used to disempower people.

ESD training and violence prevention education empower people to stand up to injustice - no matter how big or how small.


In other words, Empowerment Self Defense creates equality.


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