Why Should Women Be Interested in Self-Defense?

 

Because even here in North Iowa, violence against women is a very real issue.  During their lifetimes:

                                  One in three women will be the victim of domestic violence.

                                  One in five women will be the victim of sexual assault.

 

                                  One in eight women will be the victim of stalking.

Even children and teenagers aren't necessarily safe.  

  • One in four girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before the age of 18.

  • Nearly one in five teenage girls who have been in a relationship report a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if faced with a break-up.

  • For 60% of "sexually active" teenage girls, their only sexual experience was a rape.

But the good news is that you can fight back and win!   Women who fight back against an attacker are able to get away successfully four times out of five.  

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