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Bars come up with clever way to summon Guardian Angelas

The No More campaign helps victims of sexual violence and abuse. (Source: No More campaign) The No More campaign helps victims of sexual violence and abuse. (Source: No More campaign)
(WAFF) -

A campaign in England is making its round on social media.

The No More campaign helps victims of sexual violence and abuse.

Signs are being posted in bar restrooms telling people that if they are in a situation where they do not feel safe to go to the bar and ask for "Angela."

The bar staff will then know you need help getting out of your situation. Staff will call you a taxi or get you discreetly without your date knowing anything is going on.

With online dating on the rise, they feel this is a great way to keep people from a bad situation if they are on a date that isn't working out or if the date is not who they said they would be online.

The campaign aims to do the following:

  • Create a culture change
  • Promote support services
  • Empower victims

The organization hopes this will bring about a culture change. 

According to its website, the campaign focuses on students of secondary schools, university and colleges across the country encouraging them to report, seek support and challenge behavior in relations to sexual violence awareness.

Recently, Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville participated in a similar campaign called "It's On Us." This campaign is working to challenge the culture around sexual assault.

Several hotlines are available throughout the state of Alabama for those dealing with sexual harassment:

  • Alabama Coalition Against Rape in Montgomery (334) 264-0123
  • Daybreak Crisis Recovery Center in Anniston (256) 237-6300
  • Crisis Center - Rape Response in Phenix City (334) 297-4484
  • Victim Services of Cullman (256) 775-2600
  • The House of Ruth in Dothan (334) 793-2232
  • Rape Response in Florence (256)767-1100
  • Crisis Services of North Alabama in Huntsville (256) 716-1000
  • CONTACT Mobile (251) 473-7273
  • Safe House in Shelby County (205) 664-5930
  • Crisis Center in Russell County (334) 297-4401
  • Sabra Sanctuary in Selma (334) 874-8711
  • Turning Point in Tuscaloosa (205) 758-0808
  • Lighthouse in Robertsdale (251) 947-6008

For more information on the #NoMore campaign, click here or to take the #ItsOnUsPledge, click here.

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