The Violence at home: Signal for help

Did you see what happened in Kentucky? A 16 year old woman was saved from being kidnapped after using a signal for help she saw on TikTok that was created by the Canadian Women’s Foundation.
We know that health measures have led to a surge in the number of women experiencing domestic violence, that they limit the chances of more vulnerable people to seek help safely, and that isolation can increase the risk of domestic violence in the home.
That’s why the Canadian Women’s Foundation invented a hand gesture, which leaves no digital footprint, that women can use to ask for help during a video call with family members, friends or even as the American girl did.
If a woman around you is using this hand signal, something is wrong.
It’s time to take action!
Go to https://canadianwomen.org/signal-for-help/ for more information.
If you need immediate help in an emergency, call 911.
If you want to talk to us, contact us Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 905-528-0163 in Hamilton and 905-734-1141 in Niagara.
And for 24/7 assistance call Assaulted women’s helpline  1-866-863-0511.
Click on the image below to see the video about the Signal for help.