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Social Defence and Empowerment

Social Defence and Empowerment

She is a human soul on fire who wants to bring about a positive change to mankind. That's the social activist in her.

Anjusha Chaughule's Self Defence and Empowerment Program

In this decade and age of grave crimes against women, Anjusha Chaughule's ambition was clear. She chose to become a voice for lakhs of oppressed women suffering through domestic abuse, mental harassment, molestations and counselling victims of all ages and classes.

She took up the challenge of teaching and empowering women to protect them through her self-defence program.

Her ultimate goal is to change the mindset of Indian women to stop thinking about her as a victim, low esteem soul & question her livelihood. Her straight forward outlook towards social causes & awareness lead her to be tackle many strong issues on live television Debates.. Thus reaching out to every corner of this land.


● Solo workshop designer and trainer of a cause “Nirbhaya Safety Drive” which was carried out by Maharashtra Police, initiative by past Commissioner of Police Railway Dr Ravindra Singal.

● Self-Defence program conducted for schools, colleges, universities, corporates (CSR), NGO.

● More than one lakh girls/women have been taught with self-defence program.

● In association with Rotary Club, Self-defence is carried out from 140 clubs across Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai.

● Articles on self-defence featured in leading newspapers across the country such as the Times of India, DNA, and the Indian Express etc.

Self Defence Program conducted at the following places:

●  Indian Army (Army Officer's Wives)
●  Maharashtra Police
●  Mumbai Police
●  Nasik Police
●  Government Railway Police
●  NGOs
●  Remand Homes
●  Corporate Offices
●  Mumbai University
●  Municipals & Private Schools
●  Social Campaigns
●  Road Shows & Housing Campaigns
●  Railway Platforms
●  Street Campaigns
●  Film Campaigns
●  Residential Societies

To conduct self-defence program for any cause, you can write to her at


Self defence & empowerment program gets new dimension with the mention of her work & name in July's monsoon session of legislative assembly by MLA Vidya Chavan. A meeting with Hon. Chief Minister Mr Devendra Fadnavis & Hon. Education Minister Mr Vinod Tawde gives new hope to empowerment. A mission towards woman's right to safety & gender equality will see new dawn - Rape Mukt Maharashtra.

Encouragement & complete support from Hon. Mr Sharad Pawar towards her mission to make Maharashtra violence free by teaching women safety & empowerment.
There is no better way than to start work from the areas recently affected by inhuman behaviour.

Honoured by the Maharashtra Police for my work towards empowerment & safety at the mega event, "Me Mazi Rakshak".

It was awarded by the Commissioner of Police Mr Ravinder Singal, Nashik city in the presence of all the dignitaries, police officers & 4000 audiences.

Indian Army

61 FD Regiment at Deolali Cantonment

Bombers Regiment at Artillery Centre, Nasik Road

Inauguration of Nirbhaya Safety Drive

Nirbhaya Safety Drive - Mumbai Railway

Nirbhaya Safety Drive‬ came to an end by becoming a major success story.

Invited as a Chief Guest to promote the film Daughter by taking special session on Women Empowerment followed by a rally.

Teaching self defence at Equal Street, Bandra

Raksha Bandhan with a Difference & Noble Cause

Women Development Cell
(K.J. Somaiya College & SNDT College)

Invited as a Guest of Honour to speak on Women Empowerment at Don Bosco College, Ghatkopar & Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Degree College, Thane.

Two sessions in a Day:
--- 500 girls, SIES School, Matunga on Self Defense
--- 200 girls, Jhunjhunwala College, Ghatkopar on Woman Empowerment

Invited to a Remand Home in Mumbai as a Special Guest to teach their children Self Defence

Nirbhaya Safety Drive Covered on Radio

Reliance Life Insurance "Do Good" Initiative Click to watch video

Borderless World Foundation - Kashmir

Dharavi Slums or Juhu Upper Class

Trained 315 girls from Amchi Shala, Tilak Nagar, Chembur Click to watch video

Self Defense Marathon Invited by Rotary Club

Invited as a Guest Speaker for the students of Bharati Vidyapeeth's School of Photography

Felicitation at Bharati Vidyapeeth's School of Photography

"Lead by Example" - Self Defence at JB Khot School, Borivali East

Self Defense Workshop at Heart to Heart Counselling Institute

Self Defense Workshop to 40 outstation girls at a hostel in Ghatkopar

Self Defense Workshop to 350 girl students at St Anthony's High School, Chembur

Self Defense Workshop at Adarsh Vidyalay - 150 students

Self Defense Workshop to 275 girl students at Amchi Shala, Chembur

Self defence on Ganesh Utsav at a pandal in Ghatkopar

Self Defense Program at Kelkar College, Mulund

Self defence marathon to teach 500 girls in Palghar & Mulund under the initiative of Rotary clubs & Inner Wheel

Taught self defence at IES New English School, Bandra to 120 girls

Invited to teach 500 school girls from SMG Vidyalay at Diva

The mega self defence & empowerment program organised by "Maharashtra Chambers" at Nasik

Taught self defence at Juhu Gandhigram School

Taught self defence at Runwal Anthurium (Residential Society)

Invited as a guest speaker for the induction program of the first year students at Podar World College, Juhu and taught them self defense techniques.

Taught self defence at Nutan Vidyalay, Mulund

1907 Light Regiment - Women Empowerment & Safety Session

Empowerment & Safety Program at Rajeev Gandhi High School

Taught self defence at Jawahar Tekri Government School, Indore

Taught self defence at Golden International School, Indore

Taught self defence at Mulund

Empowerment and safety program in the Bhandup slums

Taught Self Defence at Podar World College

Self Defence at DN Nagar Municipal School

Empowerment and safety program at Mithibai Artists Platform

Executed the campaign "Resist" in mumbai local trains along with the Students of Rotaract Cub of HR college

Self Defence Session at R. J. College. Click to see Video

Self Defence Workshop for Slum Girls