Online Safe Spaces (OSS)

Women in Rail are delighted to have gone live with implementing Online Safe Spaces (OSS) on our website.

Rajinder Pryor, Member of the Board of Trustees of Women in Rail, spearheaded this initiative for the charity, in close collaboration with Royal Mail Group (RMG).

OSS was developed by Royal Mail together with crisis charity Hestia and their UKSAYSNOMORE campaign.

OSS is a virtual portal which provides support, advice and contact services via a pop-up window, allowing users to access resources discreetly without leaving an online history trace. The portal can be installed on websites free of charge.

Rajinder Pryor said: “Reflecting on the collective approach, this is not only a great example of cross industry collaboration but also how we can all be empowered to make things happen. Such initiatives can’t materialise alone, it takes team effort and a collective spirit. I am so grateful for the support from the Board of Trustees, Women in Rail and Network Rail.”

Adeline Ginn said “This initiative completely aligns with Women in Rail’s core values and strengthens the work started last year with Women’s Aid and the Rail to Refuge scheme. Rajinder is championing the campaign to change the behaviour and culture that leads to abuse or violence against women and children. She is a role model and an inspiration to many of us in the rail industry and we are extremely proud to have her on our Board of Trustees and to be supporting her in this campaign.”

Companies who were the first to support the campaign alongside Women in Rail are Network Rail, High Speed 1 (HS1) and Southeastern as well as Rail Business Daily. We are now encouraging others across the rail industry to implement the OSS service on their websites.

For more information about the scheme and how your company can support it, please see here release from Network Rail.