Denim Day

About Denim Day

For more than 20 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. 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, therbey implying consent.

In Rockford, domestic violence accounts for nearly 30 percent of the city’s violent crime. In addition, in 2016, Illinois ranked eighth in the United States for reported human trafficking cases, with Rockford ranking second in the state, only behind Chicago.

Take action

Wear denim and show support for survivors of sexual assault. Denim Day is a day to come together against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault.

Make a statement by wearing jeans or anything denim on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Take a picture and share it on social media using #815DenimDay.

Download this sign to use with your social media posts.

Need help?

We want all survivors to know you are not forgotten, especially during these trying times when many feel isolated and alone.

There is help in the Rock River Valley. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, contact: