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The Power of ONE!

$4,462 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 13 months
Created July 6, 2018
Help ESD Global Inc., a US non-profit, make empowerment self-defense classes available to women and girls worldwide by supporting thirty women from around the globe to attend the second annual ESD Global Bootcamp this summer, where they will learn to design and deliver a ten-hour empowerment self-defense course to women in their home communities.

Empowerment self-defense (ESD) is a violence prevention system developed by women for women for the situations women face and the way women fight.

ESD teaches physical self-defense skills, verbal boundary setting and de-escalation skills, and mental skills that women use to interrupt violence while it is happening. Gender-based violence is a worldwide epidemic.

According to UN Women, 70% of women will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime.

Empowerment self-defense is the one proven violence prevention intervention that:

-- Reduces the incidence of gender-based violence by up to 50% and increases a woman’s chance of de-escalating a bad situation before it turns violent.

-- Provides women with tools to end a physical assault while it is happening.

-- Reduces the time it takes for survivors of violence to heal, and increases women's self-esteem and efficacy in their academic, professional and social endeavors.

Empowerment self-defense can be taught locally and cost-effectively by trained women in ten – twenty hours in communities worldwide. ESD Global trains women to teach empowerment self-defense in their communities.

YOU are the power of one. Your one contribution is key to bringing thirty women from thirteen countries and ten US states to ESD Global Bootcamp this summer.

Your share on your social network is key to spreading the power of one. One more contribution means one more woman trained, one more community reached and many acts of violence prevented.

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Hear from last year's camp participants.

Hear from this year's camp participants.

Note: ESD Global is a 501C3 US non-profit.  If you prefer to donate by check, please make it out to ESD Global Inc. and send it to 8 Priscilla Road, Boston, MA 02135.
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Thank you for your generous support of ESD Global.! November marks our first anniversary, and so much has been accomplished thanks to your help.

Twenty-eight women from nine countries attended ESD Global Camp in August for the Level 1 training, where they learned to design and teach a ten-hour empowerment self-defense class.

The world is a safer place because of you. With your support, ESD alumni are teaching new classes in their communities in Australia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, The Dominican Republic, Estonia, India, and USA (CA, HI, MA).

Find out more and collect a special gift>>> https://bit.ly/2QUNjWm
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The members of the ESD Camp 2018 Cohort are starting to share their stories!

Here's one from Liz Cat Fitzgerald:

"And it was only possible because of the women that were there, the experiences I was having with them, the voices and support they lent each other and me, the strength that they had as individuals and as a group."

More>>> https://bit.ly/2PNqDHp

Thanks for reading! We'll be sharing more stories soon.
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We are so thrilled to tell you that camp was a success and, thanks to all of your support, was more than we could have dreamed of.

Working with this group of women was exhilarating, inspiring, and thrilling.

Can you feel a change in the air?

Most of our campers haven't even been home 24 hours, but they are already getting to work. So look out, world!

We've got lots of photos, videos, stories, and news in store for you.

So please stay tuned.

Thanks again for your support!
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The campers have arrived, and they are ready to make their mark on this world!

We'll be posting photos here: https://buff.ly/2MmRwjz

Your support has played a huge role in allowing this to happen.

We can't thank you enough!
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$4,462 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 13 months
Created July 6, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
ESD Global Inc
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Brighton, MA
EIN: 823580675
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