We Are Proud To Support The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
For all the strides women have made in the world, violence continues to be among the most widespread and persistent threats to their well-being. The United Nations estimates that 1 in 3 women and girls experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.1 The question is: What can women do to stand up in the face of this injustice?
At Mace® Brand, we believe one answer is being prepared to protect your personal safety, and we’re not alone. Our friends at KUROS have been fighting for women in emerging countries since 2013. Kuro Tawil founded the organization to enhance the mobility and safety of women around the world. The organization accomplishes its mission by working with trusted partners to make free pepper spray available to women in countries like India, South Africa, El Salvador, and the Philippines.
In solidarity with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, we’d like to share a window into the cycle of oppression KUROS helps to break.
Many women in emerging countries struggle to safely engage in everyday tasks: Going to work, walking to school, getting food and water, or simply going outside the home.
These types of restrictions dramatically limit a woman’s ability to meaningfully engage in the world – to learn, to pursue a career, or to support her family. It effectively makes these women prisoners in their homes or villages. This reality is limiting, wrapped in fear, and it’s devastating to the families and communities where it takes place.
KUROS helps to stop this cycle by giving women a way to defend themselves. This gives women a path to being productive citizens. It’s a chance to move through the world more freely and enjoy the human rights we all deserve.
Pepper Spray: An Ideal Ally
Pepper Spray is easy to use, requires minimal training, and is capable of stopping multiple attackers of any size without causing lasting harm. Its effects begin to wear off in about 45 minutes, which gives ample time to get away from an attacker. It’s an ideal deterrent that gives women a fighting chance.
We believe in the KUROS mission and partnered with them to bring Mace® Brand pepper spray to more women everywhere. When you buy a KUROS branded pepper spray or personal alarm from us, you are giving a woman a powerful way to protect herself wherever she goes. You’re also improving her outlook on life. And that makes a world of a difference.
Give Women the Power of Protection
Do your part to help others live better lives free from harm. Show your support and purchase a KUROS pepper spray or personal alarm today.
References1 United Nations. Violence Against Women: Facts Everyone Should Know. https://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/ Accessed: November 19, 2020