Should in case you incidentally or anyhow come in contact with someone that has a black dot on their palm, then you shouldn’t hesitate to inform the police officers immediately. You might be probably wondering the reason behind such action. The simple answer is that the Black Dot Campaign which started on Facebook and the campaign is a way to recognize victims of domestic abuse. Hence, people who are victims of domestic violence put on a dot on their palm in order to show the public that they are in danger and in need of help.
The black dot enables victims to show that they need assistance because they aren’t able to ask for it. Probably, this happens because their abuser might be watching their every move or step. Namely, in only one day, the campaign reached more than 6000 people worldwide and has helped 6 women.
The campaign organizers say that spreading the campaign and making it go viral is an important step in the efforts to help victims of domestic violence. In this article, we shall share a story of one of the victims of domestic violence which she decided to share with the public:
“I am heavily pregnant and the baby’s father is very abusive. With words, his hands. I have been petrified for a long time 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 me and wrote HELP ME. I didn’t have to say a word. ”
“This campaign gave me the strength and idea to 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.”
Together we can help save the victims of domestic violence by simply find their peace – spread the message!