Fight Back Against Gender Based Violence

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July 13, 2021

Fight Back Against Gender Based Violence

In Partnership with EFC (Extreme Fighting Championship), Storm Combat and the Wot-if Trust we are fighting back against Gender Based Violence.

This Mandela Day on the 18th of July 2022, we kicked off our first initiative to give 13 beneficiaries from Diepsloot township, 4 weeks of self-defence training.

Our corporate sponsor: Sonae Arauco made this momentous day possible.

The Fight Back Initiative Africa (FBIA) has been developed to address many Gender Based Violence and social issues that plagues our communities. As Covid restrictions have been lifted we has seen a massive spike in violence and murders. Violence against women and children make up 80% of those affected, child abuse, sexual assault, drug abuse, impoverishment and a lack of positive male role models in our communities are some of the major problems we face as a society. Young girls falling pregnant due to rape have to drop out of school.

This course includes:
x4   1.5 hours lessons
“Street Smarts” Lecture which equips students with essential skills including pre-attack indicators, situational awareness know-how, improvised weapons etc.

Instrutor Credentials: Ivana Reis
Tactical Combat + Firearms Instructor for Law Enforcement/CPO’s
Krav Maga (Black Belt)
BJJ/MMA/Kali Instructor

Our collective efforts empowering beneficiaries to defend themselves, rebuild confidence, instil values into communities, teach self-discipline and increase the amount of male role models in our communities by offering a safe training space for both men and women where they will learn Krav Maga Self Defence and a variety of Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Gender-based violence is a phenomenon deeply rooted in gender inequality and continues to be one of the most notable human rights violations within all societies. Gender-based violence is violence directed against a person because of their gender. Both women and men experience gender-based violence but the majority of victims are women and girls. – European Institute for Gender Equality

It is our aim to train 10,000 people over the next 3 years and equip those previously affected or those living in unsafe areas to defend themselves.

It costs R680 to train one person, help us by donating to this cause.

Contact lisa@healingafricafoundation.org for more information.

 




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