In Rome, Italy in 1997, an 18-year-old girl was raped and abandoned in an alley by her 45-year-old perpetrator. He was convicted. He appealed and the Italian Supreme Court overturned the original conviction, dismissed the case and he was released from prison. Denim became a significant symbol of this case when the Supreme Court head judge argued that the fit of the victim’s jeans necessitated her assistance in their removal, implying the sex was consensual. Since then, victims and advocates throughout the world have set aside Wear Denim to Work Day as an international symbol against uninformed and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.
What Can You Do?
Encourage the people in your life - friends, family and coworkers - to Wear Denim and Teal to work every Friday in April!
Reminder for Civilian Employees- Per CPO & Legal
"Civilian employees are expected to comply with reasonable dress standards IAW AFI 36-703, based on comfort, productivity, health, safety, and type of position occupied. Employee's attire should be in good repair, should not be considered offensive, disruptive, or unsafe."