Project is a visual display that bears witness to the violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony
to the problem of violence against women. With the support of many, it has since spread worldwide.
To learn more about the national network, visit the Clothesline Project website.
The shirts are color coded to show the form of abuse and whether the victim survived the abuse they experienced.
WHITE represents women who died because of violence.
YELLOW or BEIGE represents battered or assaulted women.
RED, PINK, or ORANGE are for survivors of rape and sexual assault.
BLUE or GREEN represent survivors of incest and sexual abuse.
PURPLE or LAVENDER represents women attacked because of their sexual orientation.
BLACK represents women attacked for political reasons. Black formally represented women permanently handicapped as a result of violence or abused because they are disabled.
For more information about IUP’s Clothesline Project, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a display of shirts created by members of the Indiana and IUP communities. Content may be disturbing to some.
Shirt designed by members of the Indiana
and IUP community.