Empower Women and Girls to Stop Violence in our Community

January 02, 2013 15:52

  

This past year, many of you have wondered what you can do to help reduce violence against women and girls in our community. Help us build a safer, stronger city and reduce violence against women and girls by becoming a self-defense instructor.

WomenStrength and GirlStrength are looking for confident, caring and dedicated women to volunteer their time to teach self-defense classes. No prior experience is required - we train you to be the trainer.

WomenStrength, with a 34 year history of success, has provided personal safety workshops and classes to over 100,000 men, women and girls.

GirlStrength, celebrating its 4th successful year, has provided training to over 4,500 girls in the Portland area. These free programs are operated through the Portland Police Bureau and are available to all woman and girls in the Portland area.

Our self-defense instructors change and save lives, and the professional training they receive provides them with the skills to help women feel strong and empowered.

We encourage women of all ages and backgrounds to apply. No experience necessary!

New Instructor Training Begins: February 23, 2013.

Applications can be found online at http://www.portlandonline.com/police/WomenStrength or can be emailed or mailed out directly to interested applicants.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2013.

###PPB###

Attachment: VIEW FILES

*************


Media Relations:
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Peter.Simpson@portlandoregon.gov
Desk: 503-823-0830
Pager: 503-790-1779


Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204