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Bringing The Most Effective Violence Prevention Training Programs to Local Communities Around the World

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Empowering Safer Communities Worldwide: El HaLev's Impact in Violence Prevention through Empowerment Self Defense (ESD)

At El HaLev, we're proud to stand at the forefront of the international movement for violence prevention through Empowerment Self Defense (ESD). Our mission is simple yet powerful: making ESD education accessible to all, while collaborating with partners to create lasting change.

Global Collaboration: In partnership with our sister organizations ESD Global Inc. (Empowerment Self-Defense) and IMPACT Personal Safety Global , we're working tirelessly to develop ESD training programs for educators, counselors, and activists across the globe. Together, we're empowering individuals to become violence prevention instructors within their communities, fostering a ripple effect of safety and empowerment.

🌎 Reaching Over 50 Countries: Our efforts have already made a remarkable impact, with ESD programs taught by our expert instructors in collaboration with UN agencies and fellow NGOs. These programs have trained violence prevention instructors in over 50 countries across Africa, Europe, Latin America, Australia, and North America.

Mentoring for Long-Term Impact: We're not just about training; we're about building sustainable change. El HaLev instructors serve as mentors for program graduates, offering ongoing counseling and support to ensure their impactful work continues for years to come.

International Conferences: In February 2020, we hosted the inaugural International Conference on Violence Prevention Education (VPEC). This groundbreaking event gathered participants from 25 countries, fostering crucial discussions on primary prevention strategies and innovative approaches to halting violence in its tracks. Since then we are proud to be a part of the VPEC conferences led by our colleagues Power of XYZ, Inc..

Collaborating with the UN: El HaLev's commitment to violence prevention has earned us consultative status with the United Nations ECOSOC. Our collaborations with the Israel offices of the UNHCR have also led to our membership in the Sport for Refugees Coalition, reflecting our dedication to making a difference.

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"Empowering students in Albanian schools through self-defense training"/UN Women news:

Program graduates use the knowledge they acquired to teach women and youth throughout their communities, providing vital violence prevention skills that enable safer and healthier lives. Go to story>>

El HaLev International Center: Situated in Jerusalem, our center welcomes individuals, groups, and educational teams from across the globe. We offer seminars, workshops, professional enrichment activities, and tailored events, fostering a hub of knowledge exchange and empowerment.

El HaLev is dedicated to building safer communities for women and children worldwide.

The 1st violence prevention education conference

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The first in-person, international Training of Trainers in Czechia

We're always open to collaborations that amplify our mission and create lasting positive change. Together, let's continue to empower people and transform societies through the power of Empowerment Self Defense.

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