An event during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence observed annually from November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to December 10 World Human Rights Day to raise public awareness and mobilizing people everywhere to bring about change.
Come and express solidarity with victims of all forms of violence against women and children, stamp your disapproval of this abhorrent behavior, encourage the youth to make a difference, to break the cycle. All in an atmosphere filled with music, solidarity greetings and health related information and services. Travel on this journey through the lives of persons who were once victims.
Hear their success stories and learn how to overcome such hardships. Take along your entire family to create and walk through lines of T-shirts containing words, commitments and promises to wipe out the scourge of crime and violence, as we attempt to save our country and the next generation.
What the Shirts Represent
The Shirts on the ‘Clothesline’ represent a wide spectrum of abuse. Although each shirt is unique, a common color coding is generally used to represent the different dimensions of violence against women and children:
- WHITE for women and children who have died as a result of domestic violence
- YELLOW or BEIGE for women and children who have been battered or assaulted
- RED, PINK or ORANGE for women and children who have been raped or sexually assaulted
- BLUE or GREEN for women and children survivors of incest
- PURPLE or LAVENDER for women and children attacked because of their sexual orientation/identification