In the Slums of Kenya, Self-Defense Training Keeps Women From Being Victims

A short self-defense course can dramatically reduce the girls’ vulnerability…

A short self-defense course can dramatically reduce the girls’ vulnerability to sexual assault. In the slums of Nairobi, Kenya rape is shockingly common—as many as one in four adolescent girls are attacked each year.

In the 10 months after receiving self-defense training, more than half of these girls reported using what they had learned to fend off would-be attackers.

Read more at med.stanford.edu.

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