Victoria Park cenotaph

Keeping women safe - "Ask for Angela"Ad posters

I am told that quite a few hotels are now displaying posters for the "Ask for Angela" initiative.

"The program, which was born two years ago in England's Lincolnshire, encourages patrons to approach any staff member at participating venues and "ask for Angela" if they feel unsafe or have been put in a compromising situation. The sentence acts as a code to discreetly alert staff, who then escort the affected person to safety or contact authorities for further assistance." (In broadsheet.com.au by Amanda Valmorbida and Julia Wallace)

Not everyone supports the campaign (see article in news.com.au). It is a shame if such an initiative is needed. Isn't it the responsibility of all of us to ensure each other are safe?