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'Clothesline Project' raising awareness of violence against women, children

The Carbondale Women's Center displayed the shirts at John A. Logan College October 22. (Source: Rae Daniel, KFVS) The Carbondale Women's Center displayed the shirts at John A. Logan College October 22. (Source: Rae Daniel, KFVS)
(Source: Rae Daniel, KFVS) (Source: Rae Daniel, KFVS)
(Source: Rae Daniel, KFVS) (Source: Rae Daniel, KFVS)
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

The Carbondale Women's Center is participating in a national campaign to raise awareness about violence against women and children through the "Clothesline Project."

Members of the Center, survivors of violence, and people who have lost loved ones to violence are decorating shirts and pinning them to a clothesline to raise awareness about the issue.

Rape Crisis Services Medical Legal Advocate, Lindsay Stockhecke, said it's a way for survivors to move on.

"It's part of the healing process and so it's a way to show they're a survivor and what they experienced and what they went through," Stockhecke said."You know, it's who they are now. So, it's taking back control for something that was taken from them."

One person every two minutes is sexually assaulted in the United States, according to the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network.

The colors of the shirts displayed on the clothesline have different meanings.

White shirts are made in honor of someone who died as result of violence, yellow/beige for survivors of domestic violence, red/pink/orange for sexual assault survivors, blue/green for survivors of child abuse or incest, and lavender/purple for people attacked because of their sexual orientation.

The Women's Center's Clothesline Project began in 1993 and has displayed more than 700 shirts each year since.

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