GIRLS & WOMEN
We are committed to advancing girls and women's empowerment and leadership and achieving gender equality in partnerships with the United Nations agencies and others international NGOs. In late 2019, we have officially partnered with the United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) to advance gender equality and combat a Gender-Based Violence (GBV) against girls and women globally through sports and martial arts trainings. Our co-founder Nia Lyte is a TED Talk Speaker and has advocated for women's rights, empowerment and leadership and gender equality before thousands of girls and women leaders for international organizations at the U.N. Headquarters in New York as well as for schools in different countries.
GIRLS & WOMEN
KIF Global co-founder Nia Lyte has devoted herself to encourage girls and women globally for more than 10 years in many different unique and special speaking occasions, including TED Talks, United Nations Headquarters for U.N. Women, numerous women related international NGOs and educational institutions. As author, Nia has written her second book for girls and women titled “The Power of Your Inner Beauty”, published and available in Amazon and Barnes & Nobles online with great reviews by some of the readers.
GIRLS & WOMEN
Together with our global partner United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Guardian Girls™ aims to empower girls and young women to defend themselves from all forms of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) through martial arts trainings. Martial arts can play a critical role in preventing GBV. It can impart self-defense skills and enable women to avoid, interrupt, and resist assault. This is against the misunderstandings, gender stereotyping views, and individualistic assumptions about the trainings.
Gender Based Violence (GBV) can take different forms. Guardian Girls mission is to build the self-agency of women and girls for prevention and response to all forms of GBV through holistic martial arts training.
Photo from left: Shin Koyamada (KIF Global Co-Founder & Chair), Dr. Natalia Kanem (UNFPA Executive Director), Nia Lyte (KIF Global Co-Founder & President & CEO) at global MOU signing ceremony at UNFPA Headquarters in New York in December 2019.
UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
We welcome all individuals who believe in our mission and vision and are ready to take on some wonderful assignments for our programs and activities to make a difference in your communities and its people.