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Well done that 11 year old girl!

Well done that 11 year old girl!

The Girls’ Self Defence Project warmly congratulates the 11 year old schoolgirl from Napier who so bravely fought off an attack on Monday afternoon. “We are really impressed by her courageous response to this attack” said Project spokeswoman Alison Broad. “From our understanding of what happened, she did everything right. She fought back with great effectiveness and successfully got to safety and then told a safe adult about what happened”.

The Girls’ Self Defence Project has taught self defence to thousands of girls in the Hawkes Bay and East Coast areas over the past 15 years. “We strongly believe in the importance of women and girls in our communities being taught how to keep safe from violence and abuse” said Ms Broad.

“While it is disturbing to hear of any attacks on girls and young women, it is great when the attacks are so effectively thwarted” said Ms Broad.

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