Domestic violence is a long-standing issue in our society. The inhumane acts of violence have occurred in closed vicinities, turning them into unsafe for women and children.
These acts include any kind of physical and emotional abuse, for instance, threats, verbal abuses, slapping, punching etc. This also consists of any type of financial or economic abuse.
In today’s digital age, it is only sane to promote some way or another to help victims of domestic violence alert people present on social media. A hand signal, long promoted by the Canadian Women’s Foundation for the very same reason. It has now gone viral on a Chinese video-focused social networking service, TikTok and helped victims tremendously.
What is the One-Handed Sign?
The one-handed sign begins with the victim holding up her hand with the palm out, tucking a thumb, and closing four fingers to trap the thumb.
You can use the hand gesture on a video call to show that you need help. If someone shows you the hand gesture on a video call, you must contact the authorities as soon as possible to help the victim immediately.
Teenage Girl from North Carolina Saved Because of the Hand Gesture
In North Carolina, a driver saw a teenager in another car using the same hand gesture indicating that she was in distress. The driver helped the teenage girl and saved her life by identifying that she was in trouble. The 61-year-old man who was driving the vehicle in which the teenage girl was trapped was arrested by authorities and charged with unlawful imprisonment.
Following the COVID-19 restrictions in Pakistan, disturbances of domestic violence and exploitation against women and children increased tremendously in 2020. The report on “Tracking numbers: state of violence against women and children in Pakistan” highlighted just that. In Pakistan, where domestic violence cases are on the rise, a gesture may help prevent women from getting out of threatening situations in public spaces.
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