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The Clothesline Project

Join Betsy's Friends and the rest of the Simmons community at the 20th Clothesline Project to be held on February 1st from 3:30pm onwards at the Kotzen Room in Lefavour Hall. The theme this year is "This Could be Your Story." T-shirt decoration will be held on January 30th and the 31st from 10:00am - 2:00pm at Kotzen; T-shirt and supplies will be provided for free.

Domestic Violence STATISTICS

1 in 4
women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime

million women are victims of domestic violence each year

women between these ages are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence

of Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence

of sexual assaults reported by adolescent and college age women are date rape

1 in 5
women reported she had been raped or physically or sexually assaulted in her lifetime

From the Domestic Violence Resources Center,

The Clothesline Project is a visual display which shows the reach of domestic violence and sexual assault. It is comprised of a series of color-coded shirts hung on a clothesline. Each shirt is decorated to represent a person's experience of rape, incest, battery, or homophobia; or as a tribute to someone who has been murdered. The shirts are decorated by the survivors themselves or by their loved ones. The Clothesline Project was initiated by a group of women in 1990 on Cape Cod, and it has grown throughout the country.

For more information on the event, please email or call 617-521-2118.

If you wish to talk to someone at the Counseling Center you can contact 617-521-2455.

T-shirts are color-coded in the following way:

Yellow or Beige
For people who have been battered or assaulted

Red, Pink or Orange
For people who have been raped or sexually assaulted

Blue or Green
For survivors of incest or child abuse

Purple or Lavender
For people attacked because of their sexual orientation

For people who have died in violence


By Priyanka Jain on January 12, 2012 10:06 AM