Now for the 6th year in a row, GIANT hosted a Women’s Self Defence Workshop to help raise funds and awareness to stand against violence to women.
The Moving Forward Foundation is a specialist case management service for women and children who are experiencing, escaping or have left domestic and family violence. They are committed to helping to drive change in attitudes and behaviours that lead to violence in many women’s lives. Our support is critical and plays an important role in preventing men’s violence against women and creating a future where all women live in safety free from all forms of men’s violence.
The event took place @ GIANT on Thursday 28th of November and had a good turnout with both existing students and newbies turning up to learn about self protection. The women were given awareness info breaking down stages from the verbal threat to learning efficient technique to survive the physical threat.
Unfortunately the statistics in Australia are; 1 in 4 women have experienced emotional abuse by a current or former partner since the age of 15, 1 in 5 women have experienced sexual violence since the age of 15, 1 in 2 women has experienced sexual harassment during her lifetime, on average on woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner, almost 40% of women continued to experience violence from their partner while temporarily separated, 1 in 6 women have experienced stalking since the age of 15.
In our workshop, women learnt how to escape from common attacks such as wrist grabs, chokes, and hair grabs, from standing and situations on the ground. We also demonstrated how to apply locks and vital point strikes.
Donations were given to the Moving Forward Foundation.