If you notice that the person next to you has a black dot on the palm, use the first opportunity to call the police. This harmless trick is part of the Black Dot Campaign which started on social networks. This campaign was designed as a way to help and recognize victims of domestic violence.
Victims should manage to show their black dot and in that way ask for help. This is of great help, since abusers watch every move of their victims. In just one day the campaign involved 6,000 people and helped 6 women.
The organizers of this campaign believe that the spreading of such a strong force is a great step towards a violent-free society. We give you the story of a victim of domestic abuse, and we admire the woman who decided to share her dangerous experience:
“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 the good word and help whoever needs it! You never know if the person who sits next to you needs help.