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Empowerment Self-Defense

Theory, Research and Practice

  • 1st Edition - January 1, 2025
  • Editors: Lindsay M. Orchowski, Jocelyn Hollander
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 1 6 4 3 - 5
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 1 6 4 2 - 8

Nationwide, 81% of women have reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment and/or assault in their lifetime. Sexual assault prevention programs vary in their approaches and… Read more

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Nationwide, 81% of women have reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment and/or assault in their lifetime. Sexual assault prevention programs vary in their approaches and one approach empowerment self-defense, strengthens an individual’s ability to prevent and respond to threat, and holds great promise for stopping violence and reducing inequality. Empowerment Self-Defense: Theory, Research and Practice explores the theory, research, and practice of empowerment self-defense as a sexual assault prevention approach. This book begins with introductory chapters that introduce key issues and theory, including the theoretical underpinnings of empowerment self-defense, the difference between empowerment self-defense and martial arts, as well as myths and misconceptions about the approach. The second section include a series of chapters that summarize research on empowerment self-defense. The final section of the book will address special topics including implementation of empowerment self-defense for indigenous population, individuals with disabilities, and transgender women.