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Say NO to Violence
Holiday Safety Thoughts
Used Cell Phones Save Lives
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Say NO to Violence Against Women
Say NO to Violence
There are less than 3 weeks to go before UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women) will hand over all signatures to the Say NO to Violence Against Women campaign to UN Secretary - General Ban Ki-moon. So far, more than 500,000 people have added their names. This is an enormous show of support, yet we are still aiming for 1 million signatures. 
Today, we would like to ask you to spread the word further and encourage 3 friends to sign up. Ask them to join an ever growing movement of people who demand that violence against women be a top priority for governments around the world.
Let your voices be heard - only then can we begin the dialogue of safety for all women.
RAD 2009 Schedule Posted

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Our 2009 Rape Aggression Defense Classes have been posted. 
Issue: # 1 November 2008
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Ahh, November.  We get to enjoy Mother Nature's final masterpiece of dynamic, breathtaking displays of colors as we slowly feel the whispers of Old Man Winter shaking the leaves off the trees. 
November also begins the holiday season and Daylight Savings Time.  With all of this, awareness of our surroundings becomes even more important.
Enjoy this month's articles.  Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
Holiday Safety Thoughts
Holiday Snowflake
The reality is that as the year closes, we become busier and busier with lots to do and more travel than usual.  Now more than ever, we need to be focused on our own and our family's personal safety.
I can never stress enough the fact that we need to be extra vigilant about our personal safety during the holidays.  To become better prepared we need to think in terms of "What If" scenarios and how we would react in an emergency.  
This is not about living in a state of fear.  More, it is about being prepared and aware. 
So while you are holiday shopping, or travelling, or socializing, be more vigilant about your safety.  Pay more attention to your surroundings.  Think through various possible emergency situations that could happen; play out a few strategies of what you should do and how to react "just in case".  File them away in your memory and know that if you have to respond, that you can simply call them up like a reflex. 
As a kid, we used to be told, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."  That saying still applies today.
For more safety tips, please visit our Safety Tips page.
Used Cell Phones Save Lives
Cell Phone RecyclingHelp Protect Another Woman by Going Green
Women's Self-Defense Institute is working with Shelter Alliance, a Miramar, Florida firm specializing in the logistics and underwriting of fundraising programs through the collection and responsible recycling of used cellular phones. Shelter Alliance currently works with over 2000 social service organizations nationwide collecting cell phones for 911 emergency purposes and fundraising and has contributed over $5,000,000 to participating organizations.

"We are very excited about this new fundraising opportunity," said Angie M. Tarighi, CEO & Founder of Women's Self-Defense Institute and EasySafety4U.com. "Not only will the collection of used cell phones benefit the work done by women's centers in New Jersey to help victims of domestic violence, but the process also helps to protect our environment. By donating a used, unwanted cell phone, it allows community members to donate to an important cause without reaching into their wallets. With hundreds of thousands of used cell phones sitting idly in our community, the fundraising potential is almost limitless."

 Please feel free to mail your used cell phone to us.  Thank you.
Women's Self-Defense Institute is the national leader in educating and training women about their self defense and personal security options.  Call us for your next training or seminar needs.
Yours in Empowerment,

Angie Tarighi
CEO & Founder
Women's Self-Defense Institute
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Angie M. Tarighi has been teaching women's self-defense for over 22 years. Her Certifications include:
  • Two Black Belts in Kempo & Combat Hapkido
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Instructor
  • International Police Defense Tactics (IPDT) Instructor
  • Kid-Safe Network Instructor
  • Women-Safe Network Instructor 
  • Reiki Master

She is the author of "Practical Self Defense & Safety Tips for Today's Busy Female" and "5 Simple Steps to Becoming a Reiki Master."