Health & Safety

February 7, 2014

What is the Clothesline Project?

1st Lt. Nicole Myers
SHARP deputy NTC and Fort Irwin

The Clothesline Project has been used as a tool nationwide for the last 25 years to bring attention to the impact of sexual assault and domestic violence and give voice to survivors. It is a visual display of shirts on a clothesline with graphic messages and illustrations that have been designed by survivors and those who love and support them. The goal of the Clothesline Project is four-fold:

  • To raise awareness and educate communities about the impact of sexual assault and domestic violence
  • To promote healing by allowing survivors and those who love them to share their stories
  • To provide an opportunity for the community to speak out against violence and show their support for survivors
  • To honor the incredible strength, courage and resilience of survivors

How can I help?

Decorate a t-shirt!

There are T-shirt drop boxes located in the commissary, Exchange, Memorial Fitness Center, and at The Forum building 1200 (Normandy Drive & inner Loop Road) for community members to donate T-shirts decorated with messages about the impact of violence or expressing their support for survivors. The T-shirts will be displayed on a clothesline at the Freedom Fitness Center starting at 8 a.m., Feb. 15.

Participate in the One Billion Rising Run & Hero WOD on Feb. 15!

T-shirts collected throughout the month will be displayed at the run, and runners who bring a decorated T-shirt to donate to the Clothesline Project display will receive a free race entry. The Hero WOD will take you through a set of intense exercises in honor of survivors. For the brave of heart, take on the dual 5k Run/Hero WOD Challenge!

The Facts

  • Every single minute of every day, more than one woman is raped in America (United States Justice Department)
  • In the U.S., one in three women and one in six men will experience some form of abuse in their lifetime (National Victim Center)
  • 26 percent of women and 3 percent of men currently serving on active duty have been sexually assaulted during their military career (Department of Defense Annual Survey)
  • At Fort Irwin, there are an average of five cases of domestic violence and three cases of sexual assault every month.



All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
SMADailey_frontpage

Dailey: NCOs should strive to serve at NTC

Sergeant Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey emphasized the importance of the mission of the National Training Center, which trains 10 brigades per year, and was the site of Exercise Joint Forcible Entry Dragon Spear (Aug. 5-6) d...
 
 
150812-A-SS368-001

39th Chief of Staff of the Army: Initial Message to the Army

We have the most skilled, ethical, and combat hardened Army in our Nation’s history. No matter where we are around the world, America’s Soldiers are displaying courage, commitment and character. We are demonstrating unparal...
 
 
Martin_Abrams_Salinas

New FORSCOM commander visits NTC

The commanding general of United States Army Forces Command, Gen. Robert B. Abrams, visited the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Aug. 19-21. Abrams observed force-on-force rotational training between the 116th Cavalry Br...
 

 
DSC_7905

Education fair a jumpstart to degree

The annual Fort Irwin Education Fair provided Soldiers, family members and the community an opportunity to speak with representatives from 35 educational, military and Veterans service organizations, Aug. 13. The fair, hosted b...
 
 
Operations Group photo

Operations Group welcomes new commander

Operations Group received a new commander during a change of command ceremony here, Aug. 4. Colonel David Lesperance took charge of the unit after receiving the organization’s colors from the commander of the National Trainin...
 
 

Community Calendar

Sept. 9 Soldier Show. 6 p.m. Freedom Fitness Center. Free and open to the community. Watch talented Soldiers sing and dance paying tribute to Gold Star families, Vietnam Veterans, Soldiers and their family members, SMA Dailey’s initiative “Not In My Squad,” 50 years of ACS, community outreach and holidays while deployed. Sept. 11 9/11 Remembrance...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>