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“The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. With the support of many, it has since spread world-wide.” –The Clothesline Project
To view their site and find ways to continue the fight against violence while supporting others:Click here!
The shirts are color coded to show the form of abuse and whether the victim survived the abuse they experienced.
Red or pink: Survivors of rape and/or sexual assault
Yellow or beige: Survivors of dating/domestic violence
Purple: Survivors of gender or sexuality-based violence (because they are or are perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or intersex).
Brown: Survivors of ritual sexual abuse and survivors of sexual violence as a tool of war.
Gray: Survivors of gang rape.
Orange: Survivors of race/ethnicity-based sexual violence
Blue or green: Survivors of incest/child sexual abuse.
Black: Survivors of sexual harassment.
White: “In Memory” of a loved one who was murdered or died as a result of sexual, domestic or gender-based violence.
Multicolored: Survivors of multiple forms of sexual violence.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To view the events designed to educate students on how to fight against gender-based violence click on the link below!Events at UCLA