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Clothesline brings strong message

STRONG messages against sexual violence were out in force on Saturday when the Whitsunday Crisis and Counselling Service aired their dirty laundry at the Esplanade.

The display formed part of a campaign against sexual violence which confronts the community with important anti-violence messages from people within the community of all ages.

A workshop was held last month which allowed different community groups and members to take part in the campaign by writing their message on old pieces of clothing for a public display.

Whitsunday Regional Crisis and Counselling centre counsellor Rebecca Richards said there were lots of people who noticed the display as they walked around the markets on Saturday.

“It can be pretty daunting to stop and ask questions but at least 10 people did,” she said.

“Some very powerful messages came out of [the workshop].”

The dirty laundry clothesline will be on display for a week at the Whitsunday Shopping Centre from today.

The clothesline will also be at Proserpine Quota markets on October 17 and then at Centro on October 18.


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