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WKF joins KIF and UNFPA to combat Gender-Based Violence through ground-breaking Guardian Girls Global Karate Project

2022-09-09

WKF joins KIF and UNFPA to combat Gender-Based Violence through ground-breaking Guardian Girls Global Karate Project

The World Karate Federation (WKF), the Koyamada International Foundation (KIF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have joined forces to launch the Guardian Girls Global Karate Project.

A worldwide initiative to combat Gender-Based Violence, the Guardian Girls Global Karate Project aims at empowering girls and young women to defend themselves from all forms of violence through Karate training.


The ground-breaking program will be developed in WKF’s Karate 1-Premier League events. Guardian Girls Karate’s women's self-defence seminars and demonstrations will be conducted at all WKF major tournaments to showcase the application of Karate as an invaluable tool to provide ways to protect girls and young women from Gender-Based Violence.


Moreover, through this initiative, the WKF seeks to spread the creation and strengthening of Guardian Girls Karate’s women’s self-defence departments at all WKF National Federations. 


The official signing ceremony of the partnership agreement and the pilot event of the Guardian Girls Global Karate Project will be held on October 7th and 8th in Los Angeles, United States, where the global headquarters of KIF is located.  

 

Learn More about Guardian Girls initiative HERE

 

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About the Koyamada International Foundation
The Koyamada International Foundation is an international nonprofit organization founded in 2008 by international celebrity Shin Koyamada and his wife, Nia Lyte. With headquarters in Los Angeles and national chapters around the world, KIF manages global initiatives and operations in strategic partnerships with the United Nations and other international organizations. Official website – kifglobal.org

About the United Nations Population Fund
UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. UNFPA's mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA calls for the realization of reproductive rights for all and supports access to a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services, including voluntary family planning, quality maternal health care and comprehensive sexuality education. Official website – unfpa.org

About the World Karate Federation
The WKF is the international governing body of Karate. With 200 National Federations and headquarters in Madrid (Spain), the WKF manages the sport of Karate for its over 100 million fans around the world, and it organizes Karate events worldwide. To learn more about WKF and its activities, please visit www.wkf.net.