The Damini Project
The Beginning of the End of Rape Culture is coming!
Empowering All Women to Value Themselves and Fight for their Safety
The Damini Project originated from the Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association and is dedicated to the memory of Jyoti Singh Pandey, the victim of a brutal gang rape in Delhi, India on December 16th, 2012. The rape resulted in her death, two weeks later, in a Singapore hospital. Because the laws in India require that the victim’s name remain undisclosed unless there is express permission from the victim or the victim’s family in the case of death, the Media reported the crime nicknaming her Damini, which means “lighting” in Hindi. Upon learning of the crime, thousands of members of the community began protesting across the country, demanding justice for Damini and changes in the laws of the country to provide better protections against such crimes.
As a Women you are at a high level of risk.
It takes the Police approximately 22 minutes to get to the crime seen.
Below are the shocking statistics!
- A woman is raped every 46 seconds in America... that's 78 rapes each hour!
- Every day, four women are killed by their abusive partners
- 25% of girls and 17% of boys will be sexually assaulted by the time they are 18 years old
- 14% of all American women acknowledge having been violently abused by a husband or boyfriend
- From 1992 to 1993 29% of all violence against women by a lone offender was by an Intimate
- 75% of domestic homicides occur after the victim has left the perpetrator
- 28% of all homicides of women are domestic violence related
- 95% of reported domestic assaults the female is the victim and the male is the perpetrator
- 75% of every rape is committed by a man that the victim knows
- 25% of rapes take place in a public area or a parking garage
The JKD Athletic Association instructor got together to give FREE reality based street defense/Rape Prevention workshops throughout the world. the First workshop will be on Saturday, March 2, 2013. The Demani Project is a group of Martial Arts Instructors, Activists, Concerned Community Members, Mothers, Fathers, and Siblings working together to effect a dramatic and permanent shift in the current climate of Rape Culture. Although the project bares the name of one particularly tragic case in India, The Damini Project represents every woman, man, and child that has been or may be sexually assaulted, harassed, or victimized in any way.
The time has come for all of us to find our inner strength, stand up, and have our voices heard, so that we may change the perceptions behind gender inequality, violence, abuse, and objectification that silently oppress so many of our brothers and sisters in the world.
We are a support network designed to provide you with reality-based, effective tactics and techniques to fend off unwanted attacks, non-violent communication techniques to assist in deescalating potentially dangerous situations, and a path to healing from potentially traumatic events in your history or that of your loved ones. More importantly, we are here to help you find your Inner Strength.
Damini Project instructor and Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense head instructor Julio Anta is a certified Krav Maga (Israeli military defense) instructor, Muay Thai Kickboxing instructor, Jeet Kune Do (Art Bruce Lee developed), Hung Gar Kung Fu Master (Chinese street fighting), Haganah F.I.G.H.T. (Fierce Israeli Guerrilla Hand to hand Tactics) instructor, JKD Law Enforcement instructor, JKD Edge Weapon instructor, SABER Edge Weapon instructor, FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) Instructor, a retired Prison Guard at a maximum security prison, a former U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant has conducted numerous reality based street defense and crime prevention seminars throughout the United States.
Anta has appeared in numerous in numerous newspapers and magazines and in the following local, national and international TV shows: Univision’s Despierta America, ABC Channel 10 News Better Bodies with Jen Herrera, NBC News What Would You Do with Charles Perez, NBC 6 Today in South Florida, Telemundo’s Buenos Dias, America TeVe Channel 41 Show de Fernando Hidalgo, Univision’s Premer Impacto, Univision News, Telemundo Levantate, Un Nuevo Dia, Azteca TeVe's Telepop, and America TeVe Contigo Miami, to name a few.