Fight For The One
Re-writing stories, building victors, and fostering healing for female survivors of human trafficking through empowerment self defense training
The Girls Who Fight Self Defense Program for Survivors of Human Trafficking
Fight For The One is the Girls Who Fight self defense program for female survivors of human trafficking. Our mission is to foster such a powerful change in each woman's self-image that they present themselves, advocate for themselves, protect themselves, and believe in themselves more confidently— and in turn become less likely to be re-victimized. From victim, to someone who is stronger than their past, excited about their future, and prepared, willing, and able to defend their life.
Self defense is an empowering practice that puts power back into the hands of survivors. Self defense helps survivors see that they're capable of so much more than they ever knew, and see themselves as the victor of their past, not the victim
Survivors often struggle with feelings of isolation. We provide a private, judgement-free, female-only space where women improve their skills as a team while having a blast getting a workout!
Traffickers and predators seek out the most vulnerable targets. We teach women how to be seen as a non-target though awareness, confidence, boundary setting, and risk recognition
The biggest predictor of future victimization is past victimization
80% of trafficked/exploited women who leave their situations end up back on the street without a safe recovery home
There are currently an estimated 300,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas, including 79,000 minors, per year
Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, The University of Texas at Austin.
The Self Defense Course
Our 12-class self defense program teaches survivors how to defend common attacks with techniques from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts.
This program was developed with the help of human trafficking survivors who identified the threat scenarios they faced most. Lessons include defending strikes, chokes, grabs, hair pulls, being pinned to the ground, and more.
Women also learn strategies for detecting, deterring, and surviving violence. Upon completion women receive a course certificate to acknowledge their accomplishment!
About Girls Who Fight
We provide this program completely free in partnership with Refuge for Women North Texas, the nations largest recovery program for female survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
The Annual Fight For The One Fundraiser
Join us for a special women's self defense seminar fundraiser benefiting Fight For The One!
2024 Date TBA