Clothesline Project draws attention to violence against women

April 19-23rd is Prevention of Violence Against Women Week in BC. Statistically, one in four women experience violence at the hands of someone that they know.

April 19-23rd is Prevention of Violence Against Women Week in BC. Statistically, one in four women experience violence at the hands of someone that they know.

In Campbell River, The Clothesline Project is a visual display focussed on raising awareness of the issue of violence against women. It is comprised of clotheslines containing hundreds of t-shirts, each decorated by women, with words or pictures in memorial to their own, or a loved one’s experience of violence or abuse.

This year the display will be at the Spirit Square Thursday April 21 from 10-4 p.m. There will be free hot dogs, chilli, coffee, and snacks. Everyone is welcome. This event is sponsored by the Campbell River Women’s Centre, the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society, Community Based Victim’s Services, and Stopping the Violence Outreach. The food is donated by local businesses.

The Women’s Centre is hosting t-shirt workshops for women April 12th, 14th, and 19th from 1-2:30. Call 250-287-3044 or email womenscentre@shawcable.com for more information.