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Angostura promotes women’s security

Angostura CEO, Genevieve Jodhan

UPDATE:

ANGOSTURA promoted the issue of women’s security in the workplace through a series of workshops in collaboration with the MH Tactical Response Group.

This series was entitled, “I Will Not Be A Victim” for female employees of the company.

So far, between December 2017 and May 2018, 69 female employees have taken part in the training at Fernandes Compound. The aim of running the programme is to equip women with the tools to survive a violent confrontation, whether on or off the job, through psychological and tactical empowerment. Workshops will continue in July.

The MH Tactical Response team said the programme utilizes modern tactical training techniques and survival methodology to equip students with skills and techniques useful to survive or prevent a violent confrontation. By simulating potential real-life encounters, students come to understand how they might respond in a crisis situation and develop a survival plan.

The first section of the series was designed to heighten participants’ awareness of prominent forms of criminal activity in TT. These include domestic violence, sexual assault, home invasion, cyber bullying and cyber stalking. Students learn which critical areas to protect and to attack during a violent confrontation for maximum effect with minimal force, how to respond to an attempted sexual assault, how to improvise a weapon for self-defense, and how to use breath to counter panic and function under extreme stress.

The second section of the series explores how to respond to an active killer situation, such as lockdown procedures and steps to follow during and after a robbery. Finally, attendees are taught about human trafficking, cyber stalking and blackmailing in Trinidad & Tobago and how to counter these crimes.

Angostura CEO, Genevieve Jodhan said, “The fears and insecurities of our women in their daily lives led us to explore providing necessary and relevant training to equip our females with tools to survive in our society”. She added, “We can all benefit from the tools and techniques shared at these sessions. I am pleased to announce that this program will be extended to cover more women and men over the year. Protecting our staff from becoming a victim of crime is priority for us”.

ORIGINAL STORY:

ANGOSTURA CEO Genevieve Jodhan said, “The fears and insecurities of our women in their daily lives led us to explore providing necessary and relevant training to equip our females with tools to survive in our society." She made this comment in a statement issued today by the company about its, I Will Not Be A Victim courses for female employees of the company.

So far, between December 2017 and May 2018, 69 female employees have taken part in the training at Fernandes Compound.

The aim of running the program is to equip women with the tools to survive a violent confrontation, whether on or off the job, through psychological and tactical empowerment. Workshops will continue in July.

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