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Pakistan: Free self-defence classes offered in Karachi as sexual assault cases rise04:11

Pakistan: Free self-defence classes offered in Karachi as sexual assault cases rise

Pakistan, Karachi
October 1, 2020 at 10:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Karachi Martial Arts Centre has been providing free self-defence classes to women and girls as the recently rising number of rapes and assaults continued to cause outrage.

Young volunteer martial arts instructor Isra Wasim Khan was seen demonstrating vital self-defence techniques to women of all ages.

"I was so scared that I could not go out for four months. But then I decided, I have to go out, I have to be a strong woman. That is why I decided to have self-defence training," said one of the students at the centre where dozens of women were seen practising jujitsu and judo techniques to help them defend themselves from attackers free of charge.

Karachi has recently experienced a wave of rapes and sexual assaults, as gang rapes and the rape of a five-year-old toddler within days of each other has been building social outrage in the country.

Pakistan: Free self-defence classes offered in Karachi as sexual assault cases rise04:11
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The Karachi Martial Arts Centre has been providing free self-defence classes to women and girls as the recently rising number of rapes and assaults continued to cause outrage.

Young volunteer martial arts instructor Isra Wasim Khan was seen demonstrating vital self-defence techniques to women of all ages.

"I was so scared that I could not go out for four months. But then I decided, I have to go out, I have to be a strong woman. That is why I decided to have self-defence training," said one of the students at the centre where dozens of women were seen practising jujitsu and judo techniques to help them defend themselves from attackers free of charge.

Karachi has recently experienced a wave of rapes and sexual assaults, as gang rapes and the rape of a five-year-old toddler within days of each other has been building social outrage in the country.

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