Study: women trained to resist assault less likely to be victimized


CTV News reports that just 12 hours of self-defense training reduced the statistical likelihood of rape and attempted rate by about half.

"What this means in practical terms is that enrolling 22 women in the EAAA resistance program would prevent one additional rape from occurring," Senn said.

Sarah Oszter, 24, took the program during the second year of her psychology and criminology degree at the University of Windsor, in order to get class credit.

"The greatest thing that I took away was the self-defence training," she said, adding she learned physical methods to get a person off of her in the event of a sexual assault.

Oszter said she also learned how common sexual assault is on university campuses, and skills such as how to spot the body language of someone who may be in danger.