Want to end sexual violence? Feminist self-defence is the only proven solution

A strategy of self-defense advanced by feminists in the 1960s and 1970s shows much more efficacy in preventing sexual assaults than more recent programs aimed at perpetrators. Empowerment Self-Defence teaches an array of skills that include assertiveness and de-escalation, in addition to physical resistance and fighting. Three evaluations in the U.S., Canada and Kenya show it can decrease sexual assault, but it remains highly controversial.

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