LACK OF FEMALE SAFETY
Female Safety is a huge problem in this world that, even after years of being identified, has not yet been properly addressed. In our community, females are constantly unprotected legally, physically, and emotionally. Organizations today are not centered around giving young women, specifically minors, the tools and knowledge to protect themselves.
“In the U.S., 25% of high school girls have been abused physically or sexually. Teen girls who are abused this way are 6 times more likely to become pregnant or contract a sexually transmitted infection (STI).”
THE 3 MAIN ISSUES
In Delaware, females must be at least 18 to hold and use pepper spray and hold any weapon for protection. In almost all states, teens must be 18 to gain legal protection. However, many high school females are not aware of this fact.
Many high school females are interested in learning how to protect themselves, but there are seldom ever any free opportunities to learn defense. Females are being forced to pay for their safety.
Young females do not have a safe haven where they can share their experiences and get support and advice from other females. Females are often told they are being "dramatic" and their feelings are overlooked.