This paper was made from my master thesis entitled “Perception about
self-defense and women self-defense training”. The study was conducted
in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The main objective of the research was a
comparison of the strategies which self-defense trained and untrained
girls used to attempt for their self-protection in order to reduce the
risk of violence. The study finds out the effectiveness of self-defense
training towards women’s self-protection. Non random sampling technique
was used to select the sample. The study used statistical techniques of
analysis. The study constitute 120 respondents falling in the age range-
range 18-30 years.
The findings support the hypothesis that women who take self-defense
training are better equipped with physical and mental skills which
allows her to defend herself from assailant than a woman who did not
have training. Self-defense training, increased confidence,
self-efficiency in women and reduce the chances of victimization.