In an year-old girl reported being raped by her year-old driving instructor during her first driving lesson. The assailant was initially convicted of raping the victim and was sentenced to jail. But years later, the perpetrator appealed his conviction, claiming that the sexual acts should not considered to be rape, but were actually consensual sex.
Skip to content. Skip to navigation. Denim Day grew out of a Italian Supreme Court decision that overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore tight jeans.
Women producing jeans for American brands including Levi Strauss, Wrangler and Lee have been forced to have sex with their managers to keep their jobs or gain promotion, an investigation into sexual harassment and coercion at garment factories in Lesotho has found. A two-year investigation by WRC into Nien Hsing operations, published on Thursday, found that managers and supervisors regularly coerced female workers into sexual relationships by promising promotions or full-time contracts. Sexual harassment from managers and supervisors was so pervasive that male co-workers also routinely engaged in abusive behaviour, according to off-site interviews with workers in various operations at three Nien Hsing factories, where women engaged in sewing, quality control, cutting, washing and packing.
Women sewing blue jeans for Levi's, Wrangler, Lee and The Children's Place faced sexual harassment and gender-based violence and some were coerced into having sex with supervisors to keep their jobs in African factories, labor rights groups say. In response to the revelations, the brands have agreed to bring in outside oversight and enforcement for more than 10, workers at five Lesotho factories, according to a report from the Washington-based Worker Rights Consortium released Thursday. The labor rights group investigated Taiwan-based Nien Hsing Textile factories in Lesotho — a poor, mountainous kingdom encircled by South Africa — after hearing from a number of sources that women who sew, sand, wash and add rivets to blue jeans and other clothes were facing gender-based violence.
The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs was draped in denim Wednesday in a gesture to raise awareness of sexual assault and show support for victims. Cadets and airmen also took part in discussions around the campus on how to stop sexual assaultas well as talks on consent and healthy relationships, the academy said in a Wednesday release. Twenty states including Colorado have officially recognized Denim Day sincethe academy said.
Prevention and education are the key to a brighter and safer future! In an year-old in Italy was raped by her year-old driving instructor. She pressed charges and won her case, but the instructor appealed and the case went to the Italian High Court.
The Jeans for Justice Rally will be held on campus April 27th to raise sexual assault awareness and draw attention to the struggle of survivors against presumptions of consent or provocation. The Jeans for Justice campaign, otherwise known as Denim Day, is part of an international protest in response to the Italian High Court decision of to overturn the rape conviction of a year-old driving instructor because the victim, an year-old student, was wearing jeans. The Appeals Court reasoned that the female must have given her consent to have sex because, according to the Court of Cassation, tight pants such as jeans are impossible to take off without the cooperation of the person wearing them. The court also questioned why the victim waited several hours to inform her parents of the attack.
On Wednesday, Vanessa Curtis, 26, is wearing a pair of black Madewell jeans to work. She often wears dark jeans to her day job as a museum security guard in Austin, but today is different. The story begins inin Muro Lucano, a small town in Italy.
Three major US brands vowed to crack down on abuse in Lesotho factories making their jeans on Thursday after an investigation found women were forced into sex to keep their jobs. Garment manufacture — with a focus on denim for export — has grown to become the largest formal sector employer in the 2 million-strong landlocked southern African country over the last there decades, providing jobs to around 40 people. WRC found women were regularly coerced into sexual activity with supervisors to get or keep their jobs in three factories making jeans for the U. Nien Hsing will also provide independently-appointed members of civil society access to its factories to interview workers and direct managers to refrain from retaliating against workers bringing complaints.