Thiruvananthapuram: At a time when women's safety is a huge concern, a state-run agency is offering a platform for them to get training in martial arts for free of cost in Kerala in order to equip them physically and mentally to tackle any kind of harassment.
The State Youth Commission, aimed at empowering youth and protecting their rights, is getting ready to give free self-defence training for young women.
The objective of the programme was to prepare every woman in the southern state for self-defence against physical assault, Commission officials here said.
Those women, aged between18 and 40 years who have registered with the Community Volunteer Force of the state government, can apply for the free martial arts training, the officials said.
Chintha Jerome, Chairperson of the Youth Commission, said the training programme would begin in Thiruvananthapuram district in the initial phase.
It would be extended to other parts of the southern state in the later phases, she added.