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Denim Day

April 24, 2019 all-day

Wear jeans to raise awareness about sexual assault and raise money for the cause. Why jeans? Denim day began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim.

Ask everyone at your office/organization to wear jeans and donate to the YWCA’s Sexual Assault Survivors Program.