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HGH Employees Support Domestic Violence Awareness

The HGH Employees Committee celebrated Denim Day in Nevada on April 24 by bringing awareness to sexual violence.

In addition to wearing denim, pins and hanging up posters, the employees decided to take the extra step and make a "change" by donating their change during lunch.

In all, the group was able to raise $100, which was donated to Scrap Domestic Violence (ScrapDV).

According to ScrapDV Executive Director JoAnn Casalez, "The money will help the organization carry out its mission of bringing awareness to domestic and sexual violence in Humboldt County and the State of Nevada."

ScrapDV is a charitable organization that partners with mining, industrial and manufacturing companies to donate their proceeds from the recycling of their scrap steel to fund domestic abuse programs within the state.

ScrapDV uses these donations to create proactive awareness campaigns, such as: No More Domestic Violence, Know More (October), Teen Dating Violence Awareness (February) and Denim Day in Nevada (April).

Additionally, ScrapDV grants much needed funding to Nevada-based nonprofit organizations that provide programs and resources targeted to address domestic violence.

Demin Day began in the 1990s in Italy after an 18-year old girl was taken by her 45-year-old driving instructor to an isolated road where she was forcibly raped. The man threatened to kill the girl if she told anyone. However, later that night, the girl told her parents, who helped and supported her as she pressed charges. The man was subsequently arrested and convicted of rape.

The man appealed the conviction and the case made it all the way to the Italian Supreme Court. Within a matter of days the case against the driving instructor was overturned. In a statement, the Chief Judge argued that "because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex."

Within a matter of hours enraged women in the Italian Parliament launched into immediate action and protested by wearing jeans to work. This call to action motivated and emboldened the California Senate and Assembly to do the same, which in turn spread to Patricia Giggans, Executive Director of Peace Over Violence, and Denim Day in Los Angeles was born.

That was in 1999 and the observance has continued every year since, including in Nevada where the Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence leads statewide efforts, and ScrapDV oversees local efforts.

Humboldt General Hospital Employee Committee President Rick McComb said his group was pleased to bring awareness to sexual violence by participating in Denim Day.

"We wanted to join with others in stating that there is no excuse and never an invitation to rape," he said.

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