Students, faculty, staff stood together to raise domestic abuse awareness.

Sam Houston State University students, faculty and staff created shirts to represent each of the 114 domestic violence victims killed in 2012, as a part of the Clothesline project.

The Clothesline Project purpose is to raise awareness of domestic violence, according to Nicole Wilkes, research associate for the Crime Victims Institute and coordinator of the project.

“A shirt is designed for every victim killed as a result of domestic violence,” Wilkes. “During 2012 in Texas there were 114 victims killed, all of which were women.”

The information about the victims and their murders was put on the t-shirts and was provided by the Texas Council on Family Violence, according to SHSU Clothesline documents.

To report domestic violence or to talk to someone about personal experiences call the SAAFE House at 936-291-3529 or at their 24-hour crisis line at 936-291-3369.

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