The World Karate Federation (WKF), the International Koyamada Foundation (KIF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have joined forces to launch the Guardian Girls Global Karate Project.
A global initiative to combat gender-based violence, The Guardian Girls Global Karate Project aims to empower girls and young women to defend themselves against all forms of violence through karate training.
Groundbreaking programI will be developed in WKF Karate 1Premier League events. Guardian Girls Karate women’s self-defense seminars and demonstrations will be conducted at all major WKF tournaments to showcase the use of karate as an invaluable tool in providing ways to protect girls and young women from gender-based violence.
In addition, through this initiative, WKF seeks to spread the creation and strengthening of Guardian Girls Karate women’s self-defense units in all WKF National Federations.
The official signing ceremony of the partnership agreement and the pilot event of the Guardian Girls Global Karate Project will take place on October 7 and 8 in Los Angeles, USA, where KIF’s global headquarters is located.
Find out more about the Guardian Girls initiative HERE
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