End Violence Against Women. Permit Pepper Spray. Teach Self-Defence. Publish Abusers Lists

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Women and Girls Worldwide Suffer Horrific Levels of Violence

  • Globally half of all female homicide victims were killed by their partner or family member. UN Women
  • A UN report estimates that 35% of women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. UN Women
  • Every five minutes, a child dies as a result of violence. Unicef
  • Every 10 minutes somewhere in the world an adolescent girl dies as a result of violence. UN Women
  • 120 million girls worldwide have been subjected to sexual violence. UN
  • Almost 9 in 10 women in some cities around the world feel unsafe in public spaces. UN Women
  • It is estimated that 4.5 million people worldwide are trapped in forced sexual exploitation. Polaris Project 

Deterrents and Self-Defence Strategies Urgently Needed:

  1. Make Pepper Spray legal for women worldwide. 
  2. Teach girls Martial Arts in schools. 
  3. Publish National Abusers Registers of all convicted perpetrators of violence and sexual abuse.

The #HANDSOFF Campaign is calling for an end to all violence. We have three goals:

1. Victims will speak up.
2. Abusers will stop.
3. Violence becomes unacceptable.

Let's end violence together. 



#HANDSOFF #ViolenceIsntOnSoHANDSOFF #LetsMakeItZero 

Other petitions to sign: (British citizens or UK residents only)

  1. Create a national register of offenders who commit crimes against females
  2. Make it legal to carry non-lethal self-defence weapons
  3. Mandatory self-defence classes as part of school curriculum
  4. Fund free self-defence classes for women in the UK