Danger cannot simply be avoided. Girls must also learn how to face their attackers, so that if they cannot run or call for help, they are able to defend themselves and their bodies.
Benefits of BAM
Our goal is to make sure each girl feels adequately prepared to deal with any kind of attacker. Besides providing girls with self-defense abilities in dire situations, we hope that having this preparedness will also increase confidence and ability in the young girls that we reach.
I realized that the self-defense knowledge that I had could help so many underprivileged girls who are faced with dangerous situations on the daily. That’s why I started BAM, with the hope that eventually, all girls will be able to fight back, gender-based violence will stop and girls will be able to enjoy themselves without the constant fear of being assaulted.
Director of Marketing
themselves from violence of any kind. Nobody should fear their surroundings because they are unable to defend themselves, and members of our organization promote this attitude through many pathways. On top of my job as BAM’s marketing director, I enjoy playing sports in my free time, and I have a black belt in taekwondo, which is one reason why I originally joined BAM as a martial arts instructor.
Director of Outreach
Hi! My name is Rayaan Pookutty and I’m from Mumbai, India. I have a passion for film and photography and I also like socializing and helping out others. I joined BAM because after I came to know what they did and
what their goal was I felt as if it was my moral duty to help them achieve it and thanks to Sejal, the Founder of
BAM, I have gotten the opportunity to do so!
place and BAM is the best way to make it happen
mission and want to help underprivileged girls with the opportunity that I was lucky enough to get.
Lawyer, I have realised the importance of bridging the gap in the various components of Gender-Based Violence. That led me to join BAM (Basic Applied Martial Arts) as an outreach member.
I’m Evelyn, and I’m currently a junior in high school. I joined BAM because I believe in empowering girls through concrete, physical action. In my free time, I enjoy art, films, reading, and yoga.