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, www.dvrc-or.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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