MAIN MESSAGE: Karna King with daughter Azayliah, Ellouise Bolt, and Kristy Roberts with Leighaya hang out Dirty Laundry. LEFT: Art facilitator Rose Hand, Jillian Knight-Smith and Sara Daley with the t-shirts.
MAIN MESSAGE: Karna King with daughter Azayliah, Ellouise Bolt, and Kristy Roberts with Leighaya hang out Dirty Laundry. LEFT: Art facilitator Rose Hand, Jillian Knight-Smith and Sara Daley with the t-shirts. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Anti-violence slogans painted on t-shirts

AN ABORIGINAL woman wrote the words 'Yoogumbeh Boomaleh' on a t-shirt as part of the Dirty Laundry project at the Women Up North refuge yesterday.

It means 'stop the violence' in Bundjalung.

She was one of many women taking part in the annual anti-domestic violence campaign.

Jillian Knight-Smith, manager of Women Up North Housing in Lismore, said about 500 women and children were taken in last year, all victims of domestic violence. "Dirty Laundry is a project that enables women or anybody to express themselves about the impact of violence on themselves or others in their community, in particular domestic violence," Ms Knight-Smith said.

"Everyone has a different message; some will say 'have hope' and others will have 'it hurts'."

The t-shirts will be hanging all around shops in the Lismore CBD from November 25 until December 4.



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