The cases of gender_violences are increasing and many of which go unreported or unregistered. But for the moment, it is very important for women to learn self-defence for their own safety and survival. Studies have shown that criminals choose those targets more that are unaware of their surroundings and about what is going on around them. So, it is time to beware of everything because anytime, attack can happen in any form.
Most common forms of attacks are rape, kidnapping, murder and molestation. Acid attack has also become common in which men throw acid on women’s face to take revenge or some equally ridiculous reasons. It can not only burn and disfigure the face and destroy it forever, but can be fatal in many cases. Eve teasing- a term that should be reserved just for India- is also quite common in public places. It is another word for molestation in some form.
Women should be prepared for such attacks. They can learn Self_defence techniques and make themselves more prepared for any situation. They emphasize that women should be careful in everything they do and everywhere they go. For example, if they are alone at home during such an attack, they should run to kitchen and find knives and chilli powder to make up to a deadly weapon.
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1. Pretend to be submissive at first and fight back when the attacker is off-guard. 2. Stay fit enough to run fast. 3. Keep a check when walking on the road to avoid groping or chain-snatching from behind. 4. Keep your purse to your front and walk paying full attention around. 5. Try avoiding high-heeled footwear when you have to walk a long distance and in unknown territories. 6. Say out ‘STOP’ in a loud and aggressive voice when need be but avoid using
7. They should also first note down the registration number of taxis if they are travelling alone in late night.
Besides, defence classes have been started in different parts of the country in several major and small cities. They teach basic karate, Israeli krav-maga, jeet kune do kickboxing, and traditional stick fighting (using lathi). One such example of women self-defence training institute is DARE (Defence against rape and eve teasers) by Institute of Martial Science in Mumbai. Studies have shown that men are less willing to attack those women who fight physically.