If you see someone with a black dot on their palm, call the police immediately. The Black dot campaign started on Facebook and it is a way to recognize victims of domestic abuse. People who are victims of domestic violence put a dot on their palm to show they are in danger and they need help.
This black dot helps the victims to show they need help because they are not able to ask for it. This happens probably because the abuser watches their every move. In just a day, the campaign reached more than 6000 people around the world and has helped 6 women.
This campaign’s organizers say the spreading of the campaign is an important step in the efforts to help victims of violence. This is what a victim of domestic violence shared with the public:
“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, and 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.”
Spread this message and help victims of domestic violence to find their peace.