Non-profit founded by student teaches self-defence to girls

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Pooja Nagpal, right, at the Working Group on Girls session. Photo: UN Canada

Girls and women who take self-defence classes are more empowered and better prepared to protect themselves.

So says Pooja Nagpal, an eighteen year old student from the United States, founder of the non-profit organization For a Change, Defend, which aims to stop gender violence.

She spoke at a special session on bringing girls to the table during the Commission on the Status of Women this week at UN headquarters in New York.

The session focused on goal number five of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which strives for gender equality.

Ms Nagpal talked with Janie Cangelosi about her work.

Duration: 4'00"

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