The Clothesline Project: Empowering Communities Against Gender-Based Violence

Pathfinders Specialist Homelessness Support Service proudly hosted The Clothesline Project for the first time in the New England region. The community project is an opportunity to raise awareness of the issue of violence against women, discuss prevention strategies, and support community healing. Violence against women affects the entire community, and we need collective action to address this critical issue.

Recent Events

In collaboration with Tamworth Family Support Service TFSS, recent community events in Armidale and Inverell were held with more than 100 local supporters joining to support survivors and victims of domestic violence.

Together, we created messages of hope on t-shirts that were displayed on community clotheslines for public viewing. The painted t-shirts were created by a diverse range of community members, before being put on display in Curtis Park in Armidale and the Inverell Club, showcasing a visual testament of support. The painted t-shirts not only served as expressions of hope but also as a powerful visual representation of the community’s collective stand against domestic violence.

The Clothesline Project is held annually to align with the “16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence,” advocating for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. The campaign spans from November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10, Human Rights Day.

Thank you to everyone who participated and supported our recent events.

Pathfinders Tilbuster Station Team, TFSS – WDVCAS, SHLV, Reconnect, Community corrections, Armidale District Police, Centacare, Mosaic, Women’s Shelter Armidale, Joblink Plus, Flourish, Headspace, UNE/Austin Page college, FM 100.3, Aboriginal Dancers- ASC, Smoking Ceremony from Bruce, Gamble Aware, Carers Nsw and BENSOC.

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