The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) has visited KRS Education, an education and training provider based in Sheffield.
KRS has received grant funding from the VRU’s Violence Against Women and Girls Reduction Fund, to deliver a range of activities to care for, empower, support, influence, and educate women and girls.
A further aim of the project is to deliver long-term change by addressing the cultural and social attitudes which contribute to Violence Against Women and Girls.
The VRU visited KRS at their base, the Excel Martial Arts Centre in Beighton, to see some of these activities in action, including a group of women learning self-defence techniques.
Graham Jones, Head of the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit said: “Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls is a priority for the Violence Reduction Unit, and we recognise that this can only be achieved by working in partnership with organisations and communities across South Yorkshire.
“That’s why one of our grant funding rounds this year has focused specifically on projects to address Violence Against Women and Girls.
“This has allowed us to support a number of programmes such as that delivered by KRS Education, which is making an important contribution both in providing short-term support, and in trying to deliver the change in attitudes and norms which is essential to address Violence Against Women and Girls in the long term.”