Studies say 20 people are victims of intimate partner violence in every minute. A new initiative tagged ‘The Black Dot Campaign,’ launched by a domestic violence survivor who experienced emotional abuse; is here to give victims of domestic abuse a way to ask for help, without having to speak a word.
Those experiencing domestic abuse are hereby encourage to draw a small black dot on the palm of their hands.
They simply draw a black dot on their hands and agencies, family, friends, community centres, doctors, hospitals can recognise this person needs help but can not ask for it.
Imagine if a school teacher, doctor, librarian, social worker saw these dots and automatically knew you needed help, ’ the campaigner states on a facebook page.
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The campaigner hopes that by sharing this movement, the dot signals that the person wearing it is a domestic abuse victim and needs help, but cannot speak out.