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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 is the Day of Action!
Everyone has a role to play in ending sexual violence — show your support for survivors by wearing teal on the Day of Action.
Wearing teal during Sexual Assault Awareness Month will continue the momentum of the #MeToo movement in serving as a conversation-starter for important issues about consent, respect and empowering survivors.
For the past 20 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The campaign 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. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it.
Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual harassment, abuse, assault and rape. In this sexual violence prevention and education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion statement by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence.
Denim Day is April 24, 2019!
Madison County Events
On April 9th and 16th between 9am and 12pm, our advocates from Help Restore Hope Center will be setting up a table at the Madison County Department of Social Services front lobby. This event is a way to provide outreach to our community and to provide information and resources to survivors. Please stop by and get to know our program!
Take Back the Night is an international event and non-profit organization with the mission of ending sexual, relationship, and domestic violence in all forms. Hundreds of events are held in over 30 countries annually. Events often include marches, rallies and vigils intended as a protest and direct action against rape and other forms of sexual, relationship and domestic violence. In 2001, a group of women who had participated in the earliest Take Back the Night marches, came together to form the Take Back the Night Foundation in support of the events throughout the United States and the world.
Chenango County Events