Call The Police If You Observe Someone’s Palm With A Black Dot...

Call The Police If You Observe Someone’s Palm With A Black Dot On It

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A social media campaign offering a simple way for victims of domestic abuse to ask for help has gone viral online.

The Black Dot Campaign encourages those subject to domestic violence to draw a simple black dot on the palm of their hands as a sign to alert others to their situation.

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This campaign has reportedly helped 49 women to leave abusive relationships. However, people claim it could potentially do more harm than good.

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Some people believe that if the dot starts to be recognised by perpetrators, it could risk making situations worse for victims.

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For that reason, the official Facebook page –which had over 40,000 likes– has been closed.

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The original aim of the campaign was for family and friends to see the black dot on the hand of a victim and arrange for professional intervention.

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The anonymous founder of the campaign decided to create it because he/she also experienced emotional, physical and sexual abuse in his/her relationship.

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