Every Pretty Deadly course pays it forward. All of our paid programming funds our volunteer efforts to bring self defense to the most vulnerable people. Our Outreach Programs are the heart and soul of Pretty Deadly Self Defense.
Pretty Deadly Outreach is divided into four categories, and adapted for each situation based on input from our expert trainers, professionals in the field, and program participants themselves. Outreach Programs are co-created with the direct input of users and careworkers, to ensure they reflect the actual lives and needs of the people they are developed for.
Self defense for women in refugee communities
Self defense for domestic abuse survivors
Self defense for homeless women
Self defense for human trafficking survivors
Each Outreach Program incorporates cultural context, environment considerations, and personal and economic consequence.
√ ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
√ REDUCING TRAUMA RISK
√ TAKING CLIMATE ACTION
Pretty Deadly teaches body literacy.
Learning to trust their own body and knowing how to defend it empowers girls and women to pursue education.
Pretty Deadly offers economic opportunity.
We provide certification sponsorship and continuing education support in business administration to women who are often denied traditional job opportunities as a path to economic empowerment.
Pretty Deadly provides powerful tools for trauma management.
Disrupting violence as it happens reduces the risk and burden of trauma when a woman can respond, rather than only react.
Pretty Deadly protects the planet.
Reducing gender-based violence is key
In loving memory
A thousand candles can be lighted from the flame of one candle.
- Mahatma Ghandi
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