Cisco Workshop18 Sep 2013

Power to Women Self Defense session in CISCO campus

Usually whenever a new corporate approaches for women self defense, they are only looking for martial arts tricks. Just do a demo or something in the corporate workshop. But with some explanations the corporate usually understand that not all the problems can be solved with punches and kicks. Of course, when the assault is life-threatening then military tactics based on human reflexes are the best solutions. But not every threats is a fatal one.

TNT Power to Women8 Nov 2012

‘Dr. Safety’ Franklin Joseph Power to Women Self Defense Workshop in TNT, Bangalore

Feedback from 'Dr. Safety' Franklin Joseph Women Safety Empowerment Specialist The response I got from TNT corporate Women Self Defense workshops was quite surprising. We held the workshop on the terrace of the organisation. The women participants were around 35 in number ranging from 30-40 years of age. On my first request for the psycological stress game, most of the women choose to sit down and watch the younger generation go at it. But then

Sexual Harassment29 Feb 2012

The New York Times: In India, a ‘Blame the Victim’ Mentality

NEW DELHI — When the West Bengal sports minister, Madan Mitra, offered his opinion of the character of a woman who was raped after leaving a Kolkata nightclub, he joined a long line of Indian officials who appear happy to blame the victim. “She has two children, and so far as I know, she is separated from her husband,” Mr. Mitra said on a national television show. “What was she doing at a nightclub so

World17 Jan 2012

“India 4th most dangerous place for women: Can we change that?” Franklin Joseph

Sometime back, I read this article, saying India is 4th most dangerous place for women. Here are small excerpts from that article "The high number of female foeticide, infanticide and human trafficking prevalent in India has placed it as the fourth most dangerous place for women in the world, according to a survey. Afghanistan is the most dangerous place for women followed by Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India and Somalia in the survey conducted

30 Dec 2011

Mr. Santanu N. (V.P.)

In our corporate life, with the growth of women in the workforce and travel during odd hours. Franklin Joseph's Power to Women workshop would help women build up greater confidence and a psychological empowerment of women against Crime, Violence and Sexual Abuse.

Naked truth about Rape4 Jan 2011

What is the Naked Truth about Rape in India?

Media has been reporting a lot of  rape and sexual assault incidents in Delhi, Bangalore and a lot of other places in India. I will be discussing on various issues related to this subject. Whenever I conducted 'Corporate Women Safety and Psychological Empowerment against Crime, Violence and Sexual Abuse' seminars, I usually received strange responses on "What is the naked truth about rape in India?" from the women participants. That made me think and motivated me to start this