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Simply reading this article could literally save someone’s life. Being aware of this international signal of distress might make you a hero – imagine the good karma?

An organization known as “The Black Dot Campaign” has gone viral on social media, and for great reasoning. If you see someone with a black dot drawn on their palm, call the police immediately. This is a cry for help from a victim who could be in serious danger, typically domestic violence.

Black Dot Campaign States;

“The black dot on the hand let’s 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 support to all survivors of domestic violence.”

The black dot campaign came particularly in handy with this domestic violence survivor. She said she was conflicted on how to ask for help without her antagonist noticing. She said she owes her life to the Black Dot Campaign. Her testimony is below.

“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.”