What Is Empowerment Self-Defense Global?
A Global Network That:
Cultivates and teaches ESD instructors
Advocates for ESD in communities along with other safety measures.
Incubates new approaches to promote teaching and learning ESD such as: professional networks, consulting efforts, and online learning.
Changes social norms about violence against women.
ESDG deploys methods that leverage engagement, buy-in, behavior-change, & community outcomes, based on influencing peer norms & depends on peer-to-peer learning.
Peer & Applied Learning
Individuals understand, integrate information and behavior changes when messages and information are from peers. Applied learning: students retain information and are more likely to change behavior when learning is combined with applied practice.
Social Cognative Theory & Theory of Reasoned Action
Change peer norms around behaviors
Behaviors are reinforced by peer norms
Community Organized Theory
Participatory decision-making process
Identifying key health issues and strategies to address
Collective Mobilization Context and root causes
Participation across community
How to recognize and respond to abuse, coercion, and boundary violations. Physically protecting yourself from violence. Personal advocacy and communication around safety and violence.
Outcomes From ESDG Instructor Training:
Ability to teach others how to recognize and respond to abuse, coercion, and boundary violations. Core understanding of Empowerment Self-defense (ESD) methodology. The ability to teach easy to learn ESD that includes:
Physically protect yourself from violence
Personal advocacy and communication
The ability to create, adapt and teach ESD classes for different audiences
Class management includes understanding trauma, management safety, and respect. Lead activities to help recognize and respond to abuse, coercion, and boundary violations. Teach individuals easy to learn verbal and physical protection tool for navigating and preventing violence.
Options to identify, interrupt, respond to & heal from violence through games, activities, & discussions. Ensure that self-defense tools are evidence- and research-based. Empower individuals rather than using fear as a motivation.
Help individuals understand that they have permission to defend themselves if they choose to. Understand the framework that systemic oppression, power, & privilege affect access to self-defense. Individuals’ adaptive strategies help them to survive past violence, & training tools enable them to make different choices in responding.
ESD Global is a US-based nonprofit organization (NGO) that envisions a world where people can live safe, violence-free lives. ESD Global is dedicated to making Empowerment Self-Defense (ESD) accessible around the world through increasing public awareness of its profound benefits.
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