The Global Clothesline Project: Challenging Global Gender Violences
Contributed by Orianna Calderòn, 2016
Granada GEMMA Clothesline. Produced after a workshop with students from the GEMMA programme (Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies) at the University of Granada Women’s Studies Center in 2016. Organised by Susan Rose, Adelina Sánchez Espinosa and Orianna Calderón Sandoval.
Keywords: Global Clothesline
During this workshop participants were invited to create T-shirts expressing their experiences with gender violence and healing, which were then publicly displayed on a clothesline. “The Global Clothesline Project” began in 1993, directed by the Susan Rose (Women’s Center at Dickinson College). It is a visual display that bears witness to gender violence and provides opportunities for healing and community-building. It relates to the construction of cultures of gender equality because it’s a collective activity where gender violence is discussed, rejected, and politicized.