Though we may be physically distancing, we are connected now more than ever as we provide our communities with the needed support and creativity to weather this crisis together. As we all try to keep our loved ones safe, we need to keep in mind that many women and girls are sheltering at home without safety. This fact makes the work that we do critical and is pushing us to step out of our usual modes of teaching to create access for those at home. While it is not easy to turn our entire approach on a dime, with your support, that is just what we must do.
The Empowerment Self-Defense skills we teach are a tremendous resource and source of resilience for instructors and community members.
On #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving back in response to COVID-19, we have the opportunity to secure the safety of vulnerable individuals in the midst of an unprecedented crisis that is challenging us all to set new boundaries around safety.
Let’s celebrate this global day of online philanthropy while activating our global network to keep others safe by:
Enabling ESD trainers to teach ESD virtually, building resilience and helping people navigate their new realities
Developing a new ESD curriculum for men and boys
Developing an Online ESD Library to provide resources for instructors
Please consider giving to ESD Global today so that, together, we can empower those who need it most.
Ellen Krause-Grosman Yudit Sidikman
Executive Director Founder & President