Denim Day NYC Coalition to End Sexual Violence

Join Us To Take a Stand and End Sexual Assault and Violence!

Denim Day NYC is a coalition of community agencies, elected officials, students, and volunteers united to promote awareness around the issue of sexual assault. Denim Day grew out of a case in which a rape conviction was overturned because the judge reasoned the victim’s tight jeans meant that she had to have helped her assailant remove them, implying consent. People were outraged all over the world and wearing jeans became an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes and myths surrounding sexual assault. Denim Day started in Los Angeles and has grown into an international movement. Denim Day NYC started in 2010 with a collaborative of three agencies and has grown to more than 40 agencies uniting to promote awareness around the issue of sexual assault.

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Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer


Office of Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo


BK Style Foundation

Beauty for Freedom


Community Health Action of Staten Island

Day One NY

Henry Street Settlement


Joe Torre Foundation


New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault

New York City Commission on Gender Equity


New York City Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence


North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence


Runway the Real Way


Safe Horizon


SAKHI for South Asian Women

Steps to End Family Violence

Violence Intervention Program, Inc.