The conversation around gender-based violence growing in recent weeks. More and more women are taking part in self-defence classes.
Many gyms are holding free seminars for women to learn the basics.
Newstalk reporter Josh Crosbie has been speaking with those who are training in self-defence and finds out how it has changed their lives.
He took a visit to the Kingdom Fighting and Fitness Gym in Wicklow and spoke with Clinical Hypnotherapist Fiona Brennan.