Upping the ante on disability as part of White Ribbon Day's 'It's not OK' message is a good return on the investment in disability issues by the national network of stopping violence services. Disabled people miss out from many of the protections against domestic violence. And timed to coincide with White Ribbon day is the launch of the Clothesline project, which highlights disabled peoples' stories of being victims of violence and abuse. The stories and names of victims have been painted onto T-Shirts and hung out on a portable clothesline for all to see. We hear from the Disability Coalition Against Violence coordinator Lorri Mackness and Clothesline project coordinator Wendi Wicks.

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Minister of Womens Affairs Pansy Wong signs her support and the Disability Clothesline project launch team

Left: Minister of Women's Affairs Pansy Wong signs her support for the Disability Clothesline Project, helped by Project coordinator Wendi Wicks
Right: Disability Clothesline project launch team, Lorri Mackness, Wendi Wicks, Robyn Hunt and Brian Gardner with Minister Pansy Wong


From the Clothesline: T-Shirts highlighting disabled peoples' stories of violence and abuse