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Gender Violence: Safety


Planning for one’s safety can mean a lot of different things, whether it’s making sure your doors and windows are locked, downloading safety apps such as LiveSafe, taking a self-defense class, or developing a safety plan because you are in an unsafe relationship.

Women tend to engage in planning for their safety as do LGBTQ+ people, gender nonconforming people, non-white people, and people whose attire makes them vulnerable to hate violence (Sikh men and Orthodox Jews as well as women who wear hijabs). White, heterosexual men are often shocked to learn how much energy this takes out of the lives of people not like themselves. But straight white men can benefit from laerning about safety planning, too.

Browse the self defense and safety planning information we've gathered below to learn more.