Welcome to the official National Network website of
The Clothesline Project
"Bearing Witness to Violence Against Women for 25 years"


The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. With the support of many, it has since spread world-wide. See this list of videos on YouTube. View the this Google Image Search.

For more information, drop a line to our National Contact Person:

The Clothesline Project
13 Plymouth Road
Yarmouthport MA 02675


Download the CP Brochure:
Brochure has space for your address & local info. This is the only way we are distributing this; do not ask for paper copies as we cannot provide them.
NOTE: This is a high resolution file for printing purposes. Filesize: 9mgs.


Clothesline Concert
Brewster Meeting House
Click photo to see more

Patty Larkin
David Roth
Bruce Abbott
Lisa Brown
Berke Mekelvy
Brian Morris

View the "I Pledge" video about rape:


If you are a new or existing Clothesline Project, please contact us. We are updating our database and we need to hear from you. Here's what we need:

Name of Project, Address, Phone, E-Mail, Contact person, Number of shirts.
Please email to:

Also needed are photos of your own Clothesline Projects around the country and the world! Please email them to be posted here. Also, please send CP events to us at that same address so we can post them for you.

View our database.
Download the Excel file.
Download the PDF.


Psychology Today magazine
published an article
by Cathy Malchiodi about
the Clothesline Project in
their September 2008 issue.
Read it online or as a PDF.

Service members from each military branch joined together to sign the Pentagon's Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation in the Pentagon courtyard, April 14, 2014. Read the story and see the photos of their Clothesline Project.

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The Clothesline Project, 13 Plymouth Road, Yarmouthport MA 02675  • ClotheslineProject@comcast.net