CAPE

Culturally Adapted Programs for Emotional and Physical Safety

CAPE

We teach emotional, verbal and physical techniques for safety of the body, the mind and the community. ​The participants practice safety skills designed to help them face gender-based violence, emotional threats and strained relationships.

Our unique program combines methods from Empowerment Self-Defense, resilience building and psycho-social support. These methods have been researched and positively linked to risk reduction, self-efficacy and decreasing PTSD symptoms. 

CAPE is designed to promote gender parity, skills building, and harm mitigation. This kind of work was recommended to the European Union as a powerful method for preventing and combating Gender-based Violence.

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The methods and goals of CAPE
participants of CAPE empowerment self-defense teachers training in Dominican Republic