Women’s Self Defense Non-Profit Organization Founded to End Rape Culture

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Founder of Warrior’s Way co-launches The Damini Project, a non-profit whose mission is to put an end to the current rape culture attitudes that result in violence against, sexual assault, and victimization of women, men, and children throughout the globe. The Damini Project was formed in the wake of the tragic gang rape in India in December 2012 witnessed throughout the globe, and will provide complimentary self defense and empowerment workshops and courses for women around the world, as well as free online trainings.

The Damini Project

We believe that, once we find our inner strength, two things happen: We remember that we are worth fighting for; and by rediscovering our self confidence, we become less likely to abuse those around us.

Harinder Singh, founder of Warrior’s Way Lifestyle, in collaboration with ASSERT Self Defense, and other elite self defense professionals, recently launched The Damini Project, a non-profit whose mission is to put an end to the current rape culture attitudes that result in violence against, sexual assault, and victimization of women, men, and children throughout the globe.

The Damini Project will provide free self defense and empowerment workshops, seminars, and courses around the world, and has already begun a video series on YouTube to this end. Their mission is to “provide free self defense seminars and online training videos to provide a resource for women to help educate them on how to avoid dangerous situations and fight back if need be.”

The organization was founded recently in response to the tragic New Delhi bus gang rape that took place in December 2012, and named after the nickname given to the victim (Damini, meaning “lightning” in Hindi). The website states that “Unfortunately, Damini’s story is but one of far too many millions that take place around the globe every year. This is the result of a culture that still devalues human rights, views our brothers and sisters as objects to be owned and manipulated, and where personal insecurities are expressed through the victimization of those around us. The Damini Project aims to change that perception through education and self discovery. We believe that, once we find our inner strength, two things happen: We remember that we are worth fighting for; and by rediscovering our self confidence, we become less likely to abuse those around us."

The Damini Project is a collaboration between ASSERT Empowerment and Self Defense, Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association and Progressive Self Defense Systems. In addition to the ongoing video trainings on YouTube, there will be a number of complimentary live seminars and events designed to empower women. The first of these is a worldwide day of action on March 2nd, 2013, with simultaneous events taking place in Silicon Valley, Orange County, Florida, India, and many other locations. These events will have live self-defense and situational awareness training for women from the participating instructors in The Damini Project, and will be no cost to the public. For more information, including event locations, please visit http://thedaminiproject.com/.

About Warrior’s Way Lifestyle: Warrior’s Way Lifestyle is a leadership development and training organization based in Silicon Valley, providing specialized training in courage, confidence, strength, and strategy from a martial arts master and trainer of Navy SEALS, Special Forces, FBI, SWAT, professional athletes, and executives. For more information, please visit http://warriorswaylifestyle.com.

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