Every Woman Treaty would like to highlight Yudit Zicklin-Sidikman, Founder and President of ESD Global Inc., a global organization working to establish Empowerment Self Defense as the key violence strategy for women and vulnerable populations.
Yudit has been a longtime supporter of Every Woman and a dedicated advocate for fighting violence against women and children. Through her work, she has supported programs and projects that help women and girls learn how to recognize and respond as abuse develops, specifically, at the moment that they feel in danger. Her key focus is to strengthen prevention programs so that we can see a world with less trauma, less pain, and overall less violence around the world. Now, more than ever with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing an uptick of domestic and child abuse cases and a lack of resources for vulnerable populations to protect themselves due to nationwide lockdowns and closures. Yudit is calling for supporters to help end this vicious cycle of violence against women and children.