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Canada Is Reminding People About The Signal For Help & Here's What To Do If You See It

Canada wants to refresh people's memory when it comes to asking for help and more importantly, using the signal for it.

Women and Gender Equality Canada (WGEC) is reminding Canadians of a video that shows how to alert family, friends and even strangers of an abusive situation at home. 

With so many people at home right now, this signal could possibly save a life. 

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WGEC recently took to Twitter to express how isolation can escalate the likelihood of violence at home.

If you're in a dangerous situation, you can discretely use the hand signal by facing your hand to the camera, tucking your thumb inwards while wrapping your fingers over the thumb.

According to their website, if you see the signal you can talk to the person to "find out what they need and want you to do." 

The foundation advises people to ask yes or no questions to receive answers without raising suspicion.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911. 

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