Read the original Globe and Mail article

A Canadian study has concluded that teaching women self-defence is still the best way to prevent sexual assault on campus.

“…according to new landmark Canadian research, it works. The study, published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that the Canadian-designed intervention, which focuses on teaching women how to detect risk in situations that could lead to sexual assault and defend themselves when necessary, reduced the rate of rape among participants by nearly 50 per cent. “

The study was conducted over four years and tracked nearly 900 women at three Canadian universities.

At Birchtree, we strongly agree with the study’s findings. We are running a number of self-defence workshops over the next few months with the aim of teaching participants how to deal with threats and attacks.


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