Helping Domestic Violence Victims One Dot At A Time

the-black-dot-campaign

Domestic violence victims are being encouraged to draw a simple black dot on the palm of their hands to alert others to their situation.

The Black Dot Campaign started on Facebook earlier this month, and according to its profile page, has already reached 4.8 million people around the world.

MUST SEE: Love Doesn’t Hurt. CEO’s Cause For Domestic Violence

On their Facebook page, they share an example of how it helped someone who was suffering:

*Trigger* I have a story to share that someone has sent me since I started this campaign, it moved me so much I asked to…

Posted by Black Dot Campaign on Thursday, 10 September 2015

While the Black Dot Campaign is growing, this strategy is not currently recognized by all hospitals, community centers, or doctors. This important detail was explained on 14 September 2015 when the Black Dot Campaign posted an “Important Notice” on Facebook:

The original ethos for this campaign was to enable a victim to put a dot on their hand around someone they trusted to enable a conversation to start, so they could open that door and hopefully start a process of seeking professional help.

This is an idea, thinking outside of the box, trying to open up the worlds eyes and ears to what is going on in terms of abuse. The idea came from a former domestic violence victim.

Professional bodies have not been advised or trained in the Black Dot, what it symbolises and what it means

When people contact us we open the gates of communication and put them in touch with…