Egyptian Women

aedrasteia

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What Egyptian women face:

"Attackers used blades to cut victims in at least two of these attacks, including on or near their genitals.
Although these attacks were unusually severe, a vast majority of Egyptian women face other forms of sexual harassment every day. A report published in April by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality shows that 99 percent of Egyptian women have experienced some form of sexual harassment. The most common manifestation of harassment came in the form of touching, with 96 percent of women saying they've experienced it. These figures have risen since 2008, when a similar study reported that 83 percent of women experienced harassment."


Smiling. I love to work with women from others countries in SD trainings.
So hard for them. The internal indoctrination/brainwashing and
deference programming is so deep and so hard to overcome.

But they are amazing.

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/05/in-egypt-some-women-fight-sexual-harassment-with-karate-chops/275642/?utm_source=feedly#comments


love these sisters.
 
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Oh, and Kenyan girls too

Send them $$, support, cheers.

Rape is shockingly common in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, where as many as one in four adolescent girls are raped each year. But a short self-defense course can dramatically reduce the girls’ vulnerability to sexual assault, according to a new study from the
Stanford University School of Medicine
,
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
and an organization called
No Means No Worldwide
.

“Self-defense training taught these young girls to stand up and say ‘no’ with confidence, and empowered them to escalate their own defense to a higher level, if necessary,” said
Neville Golden
, MD, senior author of the new study, which is now available online on the
Journal of Adolescent Health
website. “To our knowledge, this is the first study to demonstrate that a self-empowerment/self-defense course can reduce the incidence of rape in adolescent girls,” added Golden, who is a professor of pediatrics at Stanford and the division chief of adolescent medicine at Packard Children’s.

The study looked at 402 girls who participated in a self-defense program developed by a Kenya-based nongovernmental organization, No Means No Worldwide, that taught them verbal and physical self-defense techniques, and gave them information about how to get help if they were assaulted. Conducted in high schools, the program was designed to combat a culture in which discussing sexual assault is taboo. - See more at: http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2013/june/kenya.html#sthash.RYJOm6rL.dpuf

http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2013/june/kenya.html
 

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Good article. The comments... not so much. Jesus, there are some trolls on the internet. :(
 
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