16 orange days of activism: Martial arts for self-defence

“Shout. Shout together. Give a vicious twist to groping hands. Jerk them up. Kick the male stomach.”

The voices of 40 girls learning self-defence martial arts skills suffused the terrace of Shrushti Degree College on October 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. SIB’s partnering Rotary Club trainers were explaining simple, practical steps for self-defence. The exercise kickstarted the 16 Orange Days of Activism to teach women and girls how to give back as good as they get. “Never feel like a victim. Always hit back.”

SIB’s WOW partner also gave 60 hygiene kits to the girls.

SIB also donated 10 blankets