World Champion Meggie Ochoa Fights Back Against Child Sex Abuse

While child sex abuse is a global epidemic, the numbers in the Philippines are especially shocking: 1 in every 4 Filipinos between the ages of 13-24 are victims of sexual violence, according to Unicef, a number which has spurred black belt and Asian Games medalist Meggie Ochoa into action.

Over the last two years, Ochoa and her organization Fight to Protect have helped hundreds of victims rebuild their relationships with their bodies after abuse through jiu-jitsu.

“Some of them saw themselves as worthless because of what they experienced,” the fighter told the South China Morning Post.

The Post featured Ochoa and some of her students over the weekend:

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You can help support Ochoa, who says that she feels guided by God to use jiu-jitsu to help rehabilitate victims globally, by following her and Fight to Protect here and here.

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Kimberly Kaye
Kimberly Kaye is a purple belt under NOLA MMA's Professor Matthias Meister, Mestre Valencio Cocada, and Ray Lopez. When she's not being choked or kicked by large Louisianians, she's an integrative wellness coach working primarily with fighters and autoimmune disease patients. In her free time she rehabilitates of deaf bully breed dogs no one else wants. Kimberly coexists with the rare diseases CIPO and Ehler-Danlos Syndrome, and is an advocate for disabled individuals in the martial arts community and world at large.
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