Its called the Clothesline Project t-shirts painted by women and children expressing their messages about violence and the need to end it and it will be on display this weekend in Winnipeg.
We need to air our dirty laundry and break the silence about the violence in womens lives, says CUPE Local 2348s Barbara Martin, who works at Klinic Community Health Centre. The Clothesline Project is a way to help people face the brutal reality about violence against women in our communities and start to heal the damage.
As part of the World March of Women activities, the t-shirts will be hung at the Forks before moving to the lawn of the Legislature. Paints and t-shirts will be available for those who want to add to the ongoing project.
The t-shirts, which come from all over Manitoba, are testaments to the feelings of the women and children who create them, says Martin. It allows healing with dignity through artistic expression and community support.
More than 35,000 individuals around the world have participated in Clothesline Projects to raise awareness about the impact violence has on women and their families and to promote action to end the violence.