Welcome to the official National Network website of
The Clothesline Project
"Bearing Witness to Violence Against Women and the voice
from Cape Cod MA that started a movement around the world!"


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 Carol, 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.

Download mp3 of bells, used to commemorate those who've suffered abuse. (Filesize= 29mgs. Time= 30 minutes)

The Clothesline Project held at George Washington University April 2015 in University Yard.
Click photo to view the Project

View this documentary about rape on campus on iTunes.

KITSAP Naval Base 2018 Project
View more about it...

Virginia Wesleyan's Project
See more on our Photos page

Scripps College Project
Scripps College Project 2015

Camden NJ Project
Click shirt for more

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.

Like us on FB
and tell your friends
about the Clothesline Project.

Santa Barbara CA project
March 2016

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

Please submit photos of your project to our webmaster: MacMancape@comcast.net