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“You know that the choice to live your life lies in the palm of your hand.”  

Those stirring words are the lyrics to a song entitled “The Truth” by a group called Champion.And perhaps those words may actually save a life if in the “palm of your hand” you have a black dot.

Facebook started a movement on social media called the “Black Dot Campaign” which highlights victims of domestic abuse, and a  simple black dot on their hand signifies a call for help.

The organizers behind this movement stated; “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 6,000 people worldwide.”

One harrowing story of domestic violence and how the “black dot” saved this pregnant woman from an abusive relationship and chronicles in detail her experience: “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.”

Source: Woman Daily

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