Society's "dirty laundry" hangs out on washing lines on Jammie Plaza
These are washing lines with a difference on Jammie Plaza. The intention is not to dry the wet clothes hanging there but to represent 'hanging out society's dirty laundry'.
In this instance, the laundry is the prevalence of domestic violence and rape.
Now Stand Up, a social awareness and activist society, in conjunction with the UCT branch of the Treatment Action Campaign, Amnesty International and the SRC, is asking for solutions.
They have hung the clothes to encourage students to contribute by hanging up comments about why these crimes are so prevalent and what should be done to curb them.
The washing lines are part of the organisations' weeklong gender-violence awareness campaign that began on 6 August. Other events include an interactive self-defence demonstration on 7 August at Jammie Plaza during meridian; a DVD about rape survivors in Beattie Building the following day; and a gingerbread bake sale on 10 August on Jammie Plaza, in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.
'We encourage all to come hang up and discuss more of society's gender-related dirty laundry,' said a statement issued by Stand Up.
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