Clothesline project to raise awareness about domestic violence
The Clothesline Project happening on April 22, 2015 is recognizing the Violence against women week and the victims of crime awareness week.
Castlegar & District Community Services Society would like to invite you in the dialogue about these important issues which could impact anyone.
According to Statistics Canada one of every four women experiences violence at some point in their lives. Over half of women in BC have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 16… that is more than 1 million women in our province. The five forms of domestic violence are physical, sexual, psychological, social-emotional, and financial abuse.
Boys who witnessed their parents’ domestic violence are twice as likely as adults to abuse their own wives than sons of nonviolent parents.
In order to help prevent violence and break the cycle of abuse, we could start with gaining more understanding, appreciation and respect for one another.
For the clothesline display children, youth and adults from various organizations and schools have painted t-shirts to break the silence and bear witness to the issue of violence.
We welcome you at the City Square on Wednesday, April 22 from 11am – 2 pm. You will find powerful t-shirt displays, information tables and resources, speakers, music and food.
For more information about the Clothesline Project or about services and resources for anyone who has been affected by violence please call Castlegar & District Community Services Society at 250-365-2104 or visit www.cdcss.ca.