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ESD Global, Inc. is a small, growing Boston-based non-profit. Our mission is to establish Empowerment Self-Defense (ESD) as a key primary violence prevention strategy for women and vulnerable populations. Our programs include training Empowerment Self-Defense Instructors to teach in their local communities. In two years, we’ve trained 101 women from 39 countries


Our Vision:

ESD Global envisions a world where people can live safe, violence-free lives.

Our Mission:

ESD Global's mission is to establish Empowerment Self-Defense as a key primary violence prevention strategy for women and vulnerable populations.

Our Core Beliefs:

  • We believe that all people benefit from learning Empowerment Self-Defense skills to protect themselves and others from violence and are committed to providing ESD-based violence prevention education
  • ​We believe that all people deserve access to Empowerment Self-Defense education.
  • ​We believe Empowerment Self-Defense skills enable people of all backgrounds and abilities to live bolder, freer and healthier lives.
  • ​We believe that knowing how to assert clear personal boundaries enables people to be more effective and more successful in their lives and relationships.

ESD Global, Inc. is a small, growing Boston-based non-profit. Our mission is to establish Empowerment Self-Defense (ESD) as a key primary violence prevention strategy for women and vulnerable populations. Our programs include training…

Issue Areas Include

  • Crime & Safety
  • Education
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Sexual Abuse & Human Trafficking
  • Women

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