Despite what most people would like to have you think, women are equal now. Women should be able to go wherever they want without fear of being attacked. Unfortunately, the worrying reality is that women are at risk. A report by UN Women shows that 35% of women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual violence.
- . A self-defense tool could be pepper spray, a keychain or a baton.
- To make your backpack more difficult for people to steal from, wear it on your front if you can, and keep the most valuable items stored in inner, hidden pockets that are hard to reach.
- If you’re unsure about certain cultural aspects, such as how you should dress or behave, look around and take some tips from the local women.
“A self-defense tool isn’t something you should have to use, but you’ll feel much safer knowing that you have one in case the need arises.”