(N.Morgan) A new domestic violence campaign was started on Facebook and its purpose is to recognize the victims of domestic abuse. The Black Dot Campaign is if you see anyone with a black dot on their palm, you should call the police immediately. The black dot is a sign that the person is in serious trouble and needs immediate assistance. The black dot on the hand is a silent cry for help.
From the organizers behind the Black Dot Campaign:
“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, and post a picture of your hand with the black dot, to show your support to all survivors of domestic violence.”
A survivor of domestic violence gives her testimony:
“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 learnt 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.”