The Signal for Help, created by The Canadian Women’s Foundation, a WFN member, is a nonverbal hand signal that provides a way to discreetly communicate when someone needs help.
Since it’s launch in early 2020, there has been significant press coverage. Below is a list of some of the top mentions in 2021.
- The New York Times: Missing Girl Is Rescued After Using Hand Signal From TikTok
- CNN: Missing teen rescued after making a hand gesture she learned from TikTok to signal for help
- The Washington Post: A 16-year-old girl learned a hand gesture on TikTok to signal for help. Law enforcement says it saved her life.
- Independent: WHAT IS THE ‘INTERNATIONAL’ HAND SIGNAL TO INDICATE YOU ARE IN DANGER AND WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?
- Alabama News: What the Tech? TikTok Credited for Helping to Save Teenager’s Life
- Yahoo! News: What is the ‘international’ hand signal to indicate you are in danger and where does it come from?
- WBAY: Potentially life-saving hand signal to indicate distress spread on TikTok
- WSAW-TV: Potentially life-saving hand signal to indicate distress spread on TikTok
- The Today Show: Why every parent should teach their child this viral hand signal for ‘help’
- CBC: How a made-in-Canada distress signal may have helped save the life of a North Carolina teen
- El Pais: Man Arrested in Barcelona After Partner Makes Domestic Abuse Signal to Healthcare worker
- Upworthy: Everyone Should Know This International Hand Signal for “Help Me”
- Pop Crush: Missing 16-Year-Old Girl Rescued After Using Hand Signal Learned From TikTok
- Sky News: The Simple Hand Signal That Lets People Know You’re in Danger – and Other Ways to Ask for Help
- Market Research Telecast: A man is arrested in Spain for alleged gender violence after his partner showed the international distress signal
- OpenDemocracy: How a US kidnapping gave hope in the global fight against domestic violence
- D1SoftBallNews: “I learned it on Tik Tok”
- Snopes: Is This an International Signal for Help?