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Ficci flo organises a workshop in self defense: Fight like a Girl

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Lucknow, February 17, 2021
This event was part of FICCI FLO Lucknows initiatives under mission Shakti aimed at empowering women in the state. Following our respected Choef Ministers directive of creating a new Uttar Pradesh whsre women had the right to live their lives with respect and dignity, FLO Lucknow has been organizing several workshops aimed at empowering women at their homes and at the workplace.
This episode highlighted the very serious issue of self defense for women and children. According to a United Nations report, over 35 percent women have faced some kind of violence or abuse in their lifetime. Given this fact and the rise of crimes against women, self defense is the need of the hour.
This workshop concentrated on  empowering members and their daughters and equipped them with basic skills to defend themselves in such situations.
The workshop was conducted by Mrs. Usha Vishwakarna, who founded Red Brigade Lucknow, along with a group of 15 young women and girls, in 2011.
The objective of Red Btigade is to use self-defence trainings for empowerment of
women and to create economic self-sufficiency for women.
Red Brigade has launched a unique self defence program called NISHASTRA which is a blend of learning’s of various techniques, incidences, situations & real life experiences shared by sexual violence survivors and self-defence techniques followed by many countries which are specifically tailor made for self-defence against sexual violence.
Till date, Usha Vishwakarma has trained over 1,57,000 girls/women with across 8 States and almost 50 prestigious organizations to name a few like Many Universities, Railways, Metros, Banks, Police, Professional Educational Institutions, HPCL, Bajaj, Hero, Honda etc.
It is our objective at FICCI FLO to encourage and facilitate women to showcase their talents, skills, experiences and energies across sectors and verticals of the economy, for a truly inclusive economic growth trajectory. Self defence and a right to dignity is an intrinsic part of.our mission. We look forward to your valuable support.
About FLO
FLO, which is the women wing of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), is the apex body of industry and commerce in India. The primary objective of FLO is to promote entrepreneurship and professional excellence in women. The activities that are organized deal primarily
with developing entrepreneurship, disseminating business-related information, and enhancing skills of women at all levels. FLO membership comprises of women as entrepreneurs; professionals; corporate executives and women in family-run businesses. Over the last 39 years, FLO has grown to become the most prestigious pan India Women’s Business Organization, with 17 Chapters and nearly 8000 members across India. FLO’s has chapters in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow-Kanpur, Ludhiana, Mumbai, North East and Pune with the Head Quarters in Delhi.

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