Castlegar Clothesline Project bears witness to the issue of violence

It’s an opportunity to support this important issue which could impact anyone.

Castlegar and District Community Services Society invites you to the Clothesline Project, recognizing the issue of violence against woman and all other kinds of violence during the Victims and Survivors of Crime Week.

It’s an opportunity to support and have dialogue about this important issue which could impact anyone.

We can help prevent violence and break the cycle of abuse by encouraging more understanding, acceptance and respect for one another. Community Services together with partner agencies promote healthy and respectful relationships. You can make a difference.

Findings show that one-in-three women experience physical or sexual violence; with young adolescents being at greatest risk. Less than 10 per cent reach out to police with prosecution rates being lower.

One’s gender identification, sexual orientation, disability status, ethnicity may increase someone’s vulnerability to experience violence.

For the clothesline display, children, youth and adults have painted T-shirts to express their feelings and thoughts about this issue.

We welcome you at the Castlegar Spirit Square (in front of City Hall) on Wednesday, May 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. You will find displays, information tables and resources, speakers, music and dance, food and beverages.

For more information about the Clothesline Project or about services and resources for anyone who has been affected by violence please call Castlegar Community Services at 250-365-2104 or visit www.cdcss.ca.