Domestic Abuse Victims Paint Black Dots On Hands As Subtle Signal For Help from The Huffington Post, 09/18/2015
One in four women in the U.S. has experienced severe violence at the hands of an intimate partner, yet asking for help is often far too dangerous for victims to even consider. That’s what inspired a new grassroots campaign that allows survivors to open up about their experiences without even having to say a word.
“…To help survivors signal to others that they need help, but are struggling to ask for it…”
The goal is for the black dot to serve as a subtle, yet urgent, message to agencies, relatives, friends, doctors and others that a victim is in need of services to help them escape the abuse.