The team has supported the Victorian Government’s Victoria Against Violence campaign, which coincides with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. On 25 November, the team facilitated a Clothesline Project display, with 200 Tshirts painted by women in the north, and Tshirt painting stall for the campaign launch on the steps of Parliament House.
The Clothesline Project has been held in the northern region for the past 16 years, as a part of the Week Without Violence. Through the Clothesline Project, women and children who have experienced violence paint Tshirts with anti-violence messaging in order to encourage healing through art.
The 16 Days of Activism runs from 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day) to signify that women’s right to freedom from violence is a human rights issue.
See the Victorian Against Violence website for information about campaign events.