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If You Ever Notice A Black Dot On Someone’s Palm, Call The Police!

If you see a person who has a black dot on the palm, you should call the police immediately. The black dot means that this person is in trouble. The Black Dot Campaign started on Facebook and its purpose is to recognize the victims of domestic abuse.

The black dot on their hand signifies a call for help.

Victims of domestic violence, by putting a black dot on their palms, can show that they’re in danger. So if you ever notice a person with a black dot on his/her palm, help this person and call the police.

The organizers behind the Black Dot Campaign state:

“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.”

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.”

Source: Why Don’t You Try This

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Greg Shannon

    October 6, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    The laws in all countries should be changed to protect women from all forms of abuse whether it be PHYSICAL or VERBAL. One kills from the outside while the other kills from the inside.BOTH ARE CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN. Men guilty of abuse should be LOCKED_UP and kept away from SOCIETY for if they have abused a woman once , they WILL do it again.

    • Matt

      October 6, 2016 at 11:41 AM

      Agreed Greg, but the law should exist to protect not only women, but also men from this sort of abuse. This sort of stuff also occurs on men as well.

      • Dawn

        November 17, 2016 at 9:27 PM

        Well said.

  2. Billy clark

    October 8, 2016 at 1:20 AM

    That’s a great ideal,if if people don’t play games and get it where no one believes them,Great ideal though if not abused.

  3. Marie Ring

    August 10, 2017 at 10:42 PM

    I tried to get help years ago to no avail. Not even the organization NOW would help as I had no money. Then finally I was able to get a divorce and leave him through literally escaping. When I was finally awarded some money from the divorce my children and I escaped and moved far away. It is very hard for women to leave if they don’t have the finances.

  4. Malini

    September 19, 2017 at 6:52 PM

    Does this work in Dubai? I know someone there who needs help.

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