A group of women attend a self-defence class in Mexico City. Photo: Rocio Vazquez/AFP

The women fighting male violence and sexual assault – with their fists: self-defence classes in one of the world’s most dangerous places for females

  • Women-only self-defence courses draw mums trying to protect themselves and their children, students afraid to walk alone at night, commuters sick of harassment
  • The classes in Mexico City, launched this year, are an initiative of its mayor – a woman. Two in three Mexican women have been victims of violence in some form
Topic |   Mexico

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A group of women attend a self-defence class in Mexico City. Photo: Rocio Vazquez/AFP
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