The Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project is an annual event that takes place on college campuses across the country to raise awareness about sexual violence. Victims of rape, childhood sexual abuse, and other forms of violence against women decorate t-shirts as a way to tell their personal stories of abuse.

The t-shirts are hung on clotheslines, creating a powerful, visual representation of the prevalence and impact of sexual violence and abuse. The display represents the voices of survivors who refuse to be silenced.

The Clothesline Project was started in 1990 by the Cape Cod Women’s Agenda.

The Rape Foundation supports Clothesline Projects on college campuses throughout Southern California.