Women who are feeling unsafe in pubs or clubs are being offered a new way to raise the alarm without causing a fuss. Staff can help them out of any situation, if they simply request a certain "drink".
7 News - Reporter: Tayla Larsen
Tayla Larsen: "A night on the town is supposed to be fun, but some patrons don't know where to draw the line."
Senior Sgt Kelly Hanlen, Rockhampton Police: "Inappropriate touching, it could just be something that that person is saying that makes you feel uncomfortable."
Tayla Larsen: "Police say women are often too embarrassed to make an official complaint."
Senior Sgt Kelly Hanlen: "This type of behavior is most likely quite underreported to the Queensland Police."
Tayla Larsen: "Local Shell Pearce has decided to take matters into her own hands."
Shell Pearce, OzAngel Founder: "I do have young sons and I was talking to them about it and they were saying that every time they would go out, they would have to step in and help a lady out at least three times a night."
Tayla Larsen: "She's created OZAngel, a program that offers women a subtle way to report uncomfortable situations. If someone isn't feeling safe, they simple got to the bar and ask for an OZAngel."
Shell Pearce: "The staff will realise after that that they need help to exit the premise.
Courtney Creighton, Oxford Hotel: "I've definitely had girls let me know before that their date's not quite what they expected."
Tayla Larsen: "Staff will also make sure women get in a cab safely . Twenty-one businesses are on board so far and have special posters in the lady's bathroom to let patrons know they can help. Tayla Larsen, Seven news."