Women Empowered is a group devoted to developing women’s potential; to help them make informed choices, improve their lives, and protect themselves. We motivated and encourage others to achieve their own personal and professional fulfillment. We view ourselves as partners with females, of all ages making connections and strengthening our community. We believe that all females have the right to feel safe.
One on One
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Welcome to Women Empowered!
We believe that everybody has the right to live free from violence and the threat of violence.
Women's experience of violence and the fear of violence is typically different from men's, and it is therefore vital for women to have access to self-defence courses taught by women who understand.
We recognize that women already have instincts and a wealth of experience in protecting their own safety. We aim to build on participants' prior knowledge and increase their self-confidence. By teaching a variety of awareness, avoidance and verbal self-defence strategies. We also teach simple, and practical physical techniques that are designed to be effective even against a larger and stronger attacker. We believe that women can use their bodies effectively, as they are to resist or defuse violent situations.
We aim to increase the choices available to women, and to provide suggestions and ideas, not a list of do's and don’ts. We believe that ultimately each woman must make her own decision about how to respond to a particular situation and we give them plenty of options to choose from.
We believe that, in order for self-defense teaching to be most effective, the violence to which it responds must be placed in a social context. We encourage participants to re-examine commonly held beliefs and stereotypes in our society that promote violence against women and girls, and to consider how their own histories, experiences and feelings may help or hinder their ability to defend themselves.