In an effort to prevent rape and abuse, WAR started a “Pepper Spray Project” in South Africa. By handing out pepper sprays free of charge to those who cannot afford to buy them, WAR is empowering women and men to be able to defend themselves. In the first area we gave the pepper spray out, there has been a decrease of reported rape cases.
WAR believes that self-defence and protection should be an important priority for women and men. We, therefore, invite partner organizations to talk and do self-defence demos at our awareness campaigns.
Self-defence training aims to arm individuals with skills to avoid, interrupt and to resist assault. It can increase the options and choices that we have in any given situation, including situations where we are at risk of violence.