Clothesline Project returns to Castlegar

By Contributor
May 10th, 2016

Castlegar will see The Clothesline Project recognize the issue of violence against women and victims of crime this June 1 in Spirit Square (beside City Hall).

Castlegar and District Community Services Society would like to invite you to this public event and support 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.

Violence is a choice. We can help prevent violence and break the cycle of abuse by encouraging more understanding, acceptance and respect for one another.

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 City Square (in front of City Hall) on Wednesday June 1 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. You will find powerful T-shirt displays, information tables and resources, speakers, music, food and refreshments.

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.

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