Defend Yourself works to empower people - especially women and
others targeted for abuse and assault - to end violence and create
a world where they can be fully themselves. Our students learn
skills to help them prevent, heal from, and end violence and abuse.
We offer more freedom, more confidence, more safety,and more
Defend Yourself works with people of all ages, genders, and walks of life. We have, for example, held classes and workshops at hundreds of D.C.-area schools, faith groups, workplaces, community organizations, and more.