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IN People ON 14 Dec, 2015
You should immediately call the police if you notice someone with a black dot on his/her palm. The black dot signifies that the person is in some kind of trouble.
Domestic abuse victims are recognized by this campaign.
They are calling out for help with that dot on their palms.
Call the police and be of some help to the person.
The organizers behind the 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 6000 people world wide, 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."
"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 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 the consultant and the black dot campaign. Thank you, 1 week to go until my due date and I'm finally safe."
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