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About Irene Zeilinger

Irene Zeilinger is a feminist self-defence teacher and sociologist. She works at Brussels-based NGO Garance and has trained thousands of women and girls in Europe and Latin America over 25 years. Her publications include ”Non c'est non”, the first feminist self-defence manual in French

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

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Suffragists, actresses and activists do it: 100 years of self-defence

Wherever women are confronted with violence, they try to protect themselves. When this resistance becomes collective, women's self-defence has at times been at the forefront of feminist efforts.

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