By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The new law was recently published in the Diário Oficial do Estado of Rio de Janeiro compelling bars, restaurants and nightclubs to adopt measures to assist women who feel at risk in the premises of such establishments.
According to the regulation, assistance to women must comprise the offer to escort them to their vehicles as well as providing information to the police, if necessary.
Posters should be placed in the women’s restrooms or in any area of the bar, restaurant or nightclub advising on the establishment’s availability to offer assistance to women who feel at risk.
Other mechanisms allowing effective communication between the woman and the establishment can also be used.
Employees of establishments provided for under this law must be trained to act in accordance with the regulation.