What to do if you notice someone with a black dot on their palm.
This could be one of the most important posts you ever read. Because you could literally save someone’s life by being aware of this small yet amazing sign of help.
If you ever see a person that has a black dot on their palm, you should call the police immediately. Because this small black dot means that the person is in trouble.
The “Black Dot Campaign” started on Facebook and it’s a campaign to recognize the victims of domestic abuse. That simple black dot on their hand signifies a call for help.
By putting a black dot on their palms, victims of domestic violence can show that they’re in danger. The sign had to be discrete so not to make the abuser aware of what is going on.If the abuser catches on to the fact the victim is seeking help it could have grave consequences.
“The black dot on the hand lets professionals know you’re a really vulnerable domestic violence survivor, and that you need help but can’t ask because your abuser is watching your every move. In just 24 hours, the campaign has reached over 6,000 people worldwide, and has already helped 6 women. Please spread the campaign” stated the organisers behind this campaign.
Story From Survivor of Domestic Violence:
“I’m heavily pregnant and the baby’s father is very abusive. With words, his hands. I’ve been petrified for so long and even more with the baby coming soon. I was at the hospital yesterday, he was with me, he never leaves my side anymore. I had to have an examination so the consultant asked me to lie on the bed and drew the curtain. I leant over and took the pen out of his pocket, pulled his hand over to me and wrote HELP ME. I didn’t have to say a word. “This campaign gave me the strength and the idea how to ask for help. I am now safe somewhere else thanks to that consultant and the black dot campaign. Thank you, 1 week to go until my due date and I am finally safe.”
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