Have you ever been out on a date and felt uncomfortable, intimidated or that your date was behaving aggressively towards you? #AskForAngela is a campaign that aims to help you get out of a difficult situation as quickly and safely as possible.
Ask For Angela is a relatively new campaign designed to reduce sexual abuse on nights out. It originated in a pub in Lincolnshire in 2016 and since then, it has received nationwide attention and has been adopted by bars and clubs around the country. The scheme is now active in the North West.
Remember #AskForAngela – It may save your life
The general idea is that if you are out on a date, or even just on a night out, and you are made to feel uncomfortable, you could ask a member of staff for ‘Angela’, and they would understand the situation and call for a taxi or help you to leave discreetly. In theory, this is a fantastic idea, which should help people to feel safer when going on dates and more comfortable about admitting when someone is making them feel uneasy Safeguarding Theme of the Month: May 2019 – Social Safety – Ask for Angela
Why the campaign started
The campaign was created to help women and men escape a date safely and discreetly. The developers behind #AskForAngela realised that sometimes a young woman or man may struggle to leave their date or be too afraid to tell them they wish to end it due to the possible threat of violence or aggression. #AskForAngela is a safer alternative.
We need your help!
Whilst #AskForAngela is catching on, it’s still only being used in a fraction of pubs and bars across the North West. We need your help to spread the message and promote the campaign so use the #AskForAngela on twitter to let others know!