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Welsh Women's Aid Feminist Self Defence Seminar 6 February 2018, explored the role of self-defence in preventing violence against women. Based on a report produced for the European Parliament, this seminar looked at the definition of women's self-defence - including a critical analysis of violence which holds perpetrators accountable and challenges victim blaming - and how it can prevent violence against women. The workshop explored how self defence can be used to enable women and girls to develop a confident relationship with their bodies, empower women and expand their freedom. Although women's self-defence has proven to be an efficient tool in reducing violence against women, it remains the poor parent of public policy and has to face opposition even from within the women's movement against violence. The seminar looked into reasons for this lack of attention and support for a prevention tool that actually works.

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