April 26, 2023
Wear denim with a purpose on April 26 to show support for survivors of sexual violence, and show that we as a community care about this issue. Take a picture and email the picture to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post it for you. Violence Prevention Programs, in conjunction with the Women’s Center, ASUI and Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse encourage the Vandal Family to follow along on social media (@vandalgreendot, @uidahowc) to show your support.
Learn how to help yourself or a friend who is the victim of sexual violence. Support is here.
The campaign was originally triggered by 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 her rapist 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.