Imparting the girls skills to build own self protection strategies
On 22nd July 2013, Sakhya Women’s Guidance Cell organized a workshop at Ram Nagar, Thane in which 17 adolescent girls participated. The main objective of workshop was to impart a few tips of self defence to the girls through martial art training. The resource persons, Mr. Rupesh Rathore and Subhash who are martial art trainers conducted the session.
The resource persons imparted tricks to the girls on how to save themselves in sexual assault situations through demonstration on the use of hands and dupatas. The session revolved around idea of how one can overcome an enemy who is much stronger.
The workshop enabled the girls to know what to do when they face with sexual assault cases. The girls were empowered with skills through martial art training to combat in case of contingency. The girls became vocal and two girls shared her own story how she had combated when she faced sexual assault situation. One girl shared her friend’s story of sexual assault while she was returning from college