Know about signal for help for domestic violence
New Delhi: Recently, a video went viral on social media in which victims of domestic violence showed a single-handed gesture. That single-handed gesture is known as a signal for help or violence at the home signal for help.
The single-handed gesture can be used by individuals to alert people that they need your help or feel threatened over a video call or in person. This signal for help was originally created at the time of self-isolation during Covid-19 when domestic violence was at its peak.
You can perform the signal by holding your hand up with your thumb tucked into your palm and then holding your finger down, representatively trapping your thumb in your fingers. It is a single hand gesture that can aware other people silently and it is easily visible.
The signal for help was first introduced by the Canadian Women’s foundation on April 14, 2020. On April 28, the Women’s Funding Network introduced this sign and it was praised by local, national, and international news organisations for helping to provide a modern solution.
This signal has also been recognised by 40 organisations of Canada and the United States, as a useful tool for domestic violence.
This tool is not only used for domestic violence. You can use this sign in in any situation where you need help from someone silently. Nowadays, violence is at its peak, so it will become a helpful tool for needing help silently.