CHAAP is Pakistan’s first digital NGO. It
was founded by a group of women, all of whom sought to work together towards a
common goal - to empower and support women, irrespective of their
educational, social or cultural background.
CHAAP is now set to commence Pakistan’s
first-ever self-defense virtual seminar with the goal to have far-reaching
benefits for women who cannot access in-person training.
The primary focus of this CHAAPINAR is to
make women feel more in control of their safety, and to effectively escape any
threat of being attacked in home and in public areas.
In recent years, the social environment has
become increasingly unsafe for women outside and even inside their homes, making
self-defense a necessary skill one should have in order to reclaim public
spaces for women once again.
This is a long overdue and increasingly
crucial initiative undertaken by Chaap, meant to teach women basic self-defense
strategies so as to empower them to defend themselves, regardless of the
Women’s self-defense classes are geared
towards preventing women from becoming victims. Knowing how to defend
themselves gives women a better chance of lessening and even stopping attacks against
them in the future.
The self-defense classes offered by CHAAP
foundation has provided an opportunity for young girls and women of all ages
from any and all geographical and socio-economic backgrounds to take charge of
their own protection in a time when every day, we come across numerous
horrifying stories and headlines about women facing sexual abuse by a stranger
or being molested by a known or a family figure.
CHAAPINAR will provide women with the
functional strategies, techniques and training methods that can help them stop
any attacker intent on hurting them. This will give them the security and
confidence that they need to protect themselves in case of any undue
With the situation of Pakistan becoming
increasingly unsafe every day, it becomes more necessary than ever before to
have such a platform where women can learn to take agency, gain independence and
the confidence they need to protect themselves in any dangerous or threatening situation.