The Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to violence targeted against women. The Clothesline t-shirts are individually designed and crafted to publicly express the personal experience of a survivor. The shirts share her words, her story, and her emotions. The Clothesline provides a safe forum for women to speak about the abuse and to educate the public about the extent, prevalence, and impact of violence against women.


What do the T-shirt colors mean?

White- Women who have died of violence

Yellow/Beige– Women who have been battered or assaulted

Red/Pink/Orange– Women who have ben raped or sexually assaulted

Blue/Green– Female survivors of incest of child sexual abuse

Purple/Lavender– Women attacked because of their sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation of the attacker