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Clothesline Project 2015

Thank you to everyone who made the Clothesline Project activities possible this year.

We managed to cover three local government areas across Gippsland, with displays in Morwell, Warragul and Bairnsdale.

The Morwell display at the Mid Valley Shopping Centre was set up from the 20th to the 23rd of October, with our media launch taking place at 11am on Wednesday 21st. The launch was attended by many including representatives from local government, Victoria Police, Gippsland’s Aboriginal community and family violence service providers. It was fantastic to see so many people turn out to kick the Clothesline Project off with such enthusiasm, thank you to everyone who was able to attend.

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With support from the Prevention of Men’s Violence Against Women Regional Steering Committee, we were also able to invite community members to paint t-shirts with messages of hope and solidarity at the launch. Workers and community members alike connected strongly with the issue of violence and shared powerful messages of personal experiences and aspirations for the future. Individuals worked together to design and paint a t-shirts that represented their family experiences of violence, and their promise for a strong and healthy relationship with each other. Finding words to discuss relationships can be challenging for all of us, but the t-shirts created a way to communicate a shared belief in safety and respect for everyone.  

The power of the clothesline project continues to speak for itself, through community reactions and engagement with the displays. We were proud to see the Clothesline set up at the Warragul Library, Bairnsdale Library, Centrelink office in Morwell and at the Connecting Women Across Gippsland conference held at Lardner Park, Warragul.

If you’d like to be involved in the planning or would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can also read more about the Clothesline project activities from last year.

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