#1 A silent campaign.
This campaign was started by a British woman who was a victim of domestic abuse and violence. She was desperate and couldn’t speak out, so she started this project so that victims of domestic abuse could be identified silently.
#2 Afraid to speak up.
Many are afraid to talk about the violence that they are subjected to because they fear for their lives, and that of their children. And although the Black Dot Campaign is a silent one, it still is a step towards ending the silence.
#3 Draw a small dot.
The idea is to draw a small dot in the inside of the hand as an encrypted cry for help. This helps in identifying victims. Letting the police know of them can save them, and hopefully change their lives.
#4 For the most vulnerable.
This is a campaign to help the most vulnerable victims of Domestic Violence. They simply draw a black dot on their hands and agencies, family, friends, community centers, doctors, hospitals can recognize this person needs help but can not ask for it.
#5 For women and men alike.
“Thank you a thousand times! I didn’t even have to draw a dot. But you have removed the horror out of our lives,” writes a woman who escaped domestic violence. The campaign is turning out to be quite effective, and it’s not only for women, but for men too.