Pakistan’s First Digital NGO CHAAP to conduct First Ever Self Defense Webinar for Women
CHAAP is Pakistan’s first digital NGO. It was founded by a group of women, all of whom sought to work together towards a common goal¬¬¬ ¬¬- to empower and support women, irrespective of their educational, social or cultural background.
CHAAP is now set to commence Pakistan’s first-ever self-defense virtual seminar with the goal to have far-reaching benefits for women who cannot access in-person training.
The primary focus of this CHAAPINAR is to make women feel more in control of their safety, and to effectively escape any threat of being attacked in home and in public areas.
In recent years, the social environment has become increasingly unsafe for women outside and even inside their homes, making self-defense a necessary skill one should have in order to reclaim public spaces for women once again.
This is a long overdue and increasingly crucial initiative undertaken by Chaap, meant to teach women basic self-defense strategies so as to empower them to defend themselves, regardless of the situation.
Women’s self-defense classes are geared towards preventing women from becoming victims. Knowing how to defend themselves gives women a better chance of lessening and even stopping attacks against them in the future.
The self-defense classes offered by CHAAP foundation has provided an opportunity for young girls and women of all ages from any and all geographical and socio-economic backgrounds to take charge of their own protection in a time when every day, we come across numerous horrifying stories and headlines about women facing sexual abuse by a stranger or being molested by a known or a family figure.
In the current social environment where it is becoming increasingly difficult for women to step out of their homes without facing active threat to their safety, the CHAAPINAR webinar series offers these women the opportunity to access basic self-defense training within the safety of their homes.
This webinar series is led by prominent men and women from all women in Pakistan, offering easy and manageable solutions within the realm of law and the social norms of the region. CHAAPINAR will provide women with the functional strategies, techniques and training methods that can help them stop any attacker intent on hurting them. This will give them the security and confidence that they need to protect themselves in case of any undue circumstances.
With the situation of Pakistan becoming increasingly unsafe every day, it becomes more necessary than ever before to have such a platform where women can learn to take agency, gain independence and the confidence they need to protect themselves in any dangerous or threatening situation.
The CHAAP foundation actively works towards providing aid and accessible opportunities to women in an attempt to provide them the courage and confidence they need to feel secure and self assured each time they step outside their homes.
Violence against women is a global issue, especially in Pakistan where the rate of crimes against women has spiked dangerously high in recent years.
It is crucial now, more than ever before, to equip our women, from all races of life with the basic tools to prevent themselves from becoming victims within and outside their homes.
One of the CHAAP foundation’s primary goal is to eliminate the element of exclusivity from these skills and ensure accessibility for all women, extirpating the bounds of geography, education or socioeconomic standing.