Because violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. Sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking; the violence cuts across all boundaries of age, race, and culture.
Anyone can be targeted.
One sexual assault occurs every two minutes. 97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail.
In eight out of ten rape cases, the perpetrator is someone known to the victim.
One in four women will be the victim of domestic abuse in her lifetime.
Every day in the U.S. more than three women are murdered by a husband or boyfriend.
Nearly one in five teenage girls who have been in a relationship report a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if faced with a break-up.
One in twelve women will be stalked in her lifetime.
Your tax deductible donation to AWSDA allows us to continue to offer free and reduced-cost self defense trainings to women and girls across the nation.
Thank you for your support!