The Women’s Self Defense Program empowers women with the knowledge, confidence and resources to reduce the occurrence of sexual assault crimes. The program provides effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self defense and psychological well-being. We will discuss crime statistics, crime prevention, anticipation, avoidance, and self defense techniques. The goal is to decrease vulnerability and instill new sense of confidence and personal power. Class activities and discussions are designed to help women identify their risks, evaluate their strengths and explore their options for dealing with the threat of sexual violence.