How can you support Deaf Survivors of sexual assault?
WHAT IS DENIM DAY?
The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a sexual assault conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the survivor 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. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. NorCal staff wear denim every year on Denim Day to support Deaf survivors of sexual assault.
We practice survivor centered philosophy.
This means that you choose, you decide and we support your decision.
WHO WE SERVE INCLUDE
Individuals who experience domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence and stalking who are deaf or hard of hearing, and intimate partners and family members close to survivors who are also emotionally affected.
CHANGE BEGINS WITH YOU
WHAT CAN DEAFSAFE DO?
WHAT CAN I DO TO SUPPORT A SURVIVOR?
DEAF WOMEN ARE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
1 OUT OF 2
Facts & Stats: "DAWN" Web., 24 March 2016.
DEAF MEN EXPERIENCE SEXUAL TRAUMA IN THEIR LIFETIME
4 OUT OF 10
Schild & Dalenbery, 2015
COMPARED TO HEARING WOMEN DEAF WOMEN EXPERIENCE SEXUAL ASSAULT
TWICE THE RATE
THE MOST TROUBLING FACT IS...
"...the Deaf Community is largely invisible to victim service providers..."
Contact DeafSAFE if you are experiencing domestic violence, sexually assaulted or being stalked.