A Safer World For Women is Within Reach.

Being able to defend myself is not violence. It is a human right!
It's MY right.

Yehudit Zicklin-Sidikman

Founder & President, ESD Global

Empowerment Self-Defense gives us the power to choose how to respond to violence, without judgement or victim blaming. It empowers us to be in command of our minds, body, and spirit.  It teaches us that we are allowed to live our lives  boldly and freely without fear.


Put Empowerment Self Defense to work in your community


ESD Global is a US-based nonprofit organization (NGO) that envisions a world where people can live safe, violence-free lives. Established in 2017, ESD Global is dedicated to making Empowerment Self-Defense (ESD) accessible around the world through increasing public awareness of its profound benefits, providing instructor trainings to leaders who teach ESD in their communities, supporting research and providing program grants. Our mission is to establish Empowerment Self-Defense as a key primary violence prevention strategy for women and vulnerable populations.

Come be part of the change we need for a better, brighter, and safer future.

Your generous support provides the scholarships to bring people together to learn how to teach Empowerment Self-Defense.


Together we change many lives and the growth is exponential.

Please donate to ESD Global Inc. to support universal access to Empowerment Self-Defense training.

Candy Cotton

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