What if. . .? What if we taught women, children, and other vulnerable populations, The Three A's? Acknowledge. Announce. Act. What if we taught them to respect themselves enough to know that they are worth fighting for? This is what's taught in Empowerment Self-Defense programs.
The very first International Violence Prevention Education Conference was an opportunity to present methods of primary prevention in which education is key. In addition, the conference provided a safe space to explore recent developments in the field and form international partnerships.
With over two decades of experience in the field of sexual and physical violence prevention, Yehudit Zicklin-Sidikman speaks at the Evoso Live event in Boulder, CO, about the role Empowerment Self-Defense (ESD) in building safer communities around the world.
It is time for this. It is time to demand change.
The only way to get fewer people into the system of recognize, remove, and rehabilitate is to provide them with an education that will allow them to navigate this world as safely as possible.
Yehudit's birthday message:
"Here are the tools for respecting and protecting your body. Your body is the only tool you've been given to get through this life. You have the right to protect it. You have the right to expect people to respect it, and you have the right to fight for it."