More than 600 women are assaulted each day. We need to step up and fight back!
The mission of the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation is to empower women to live boldly and fearlessly, and to help create a world where women live free from objectification and harassment. The Foundation advocates for female empowerment, safety awareness, and gender equality. It furthers its mission by providing self-defense training to thousands of women and partnering with youth-focused organizations providing programming and mentorship opportunities to address the root cause of violence against women.
Our inspiration? Vanessa Marcotte - a kind, compassionate, intelligent, and philanthropic young woman who was tragically killed at the age of 27 while she was out for a run. Her senseless death fuels our continued efforts.