While RAINN has extensive experience serving victims of sexual assault in the U.S. (the National Sexual Assault Hotline and Online Hotline have helped more than 1.5 million people since 1994), creating new services to help military personnel stationed on every continent presented some new challenges. DoD’s mandate was clear: All services need to operate 24/7, they need to work worldwide, and they must be tailored to the specific needs of members of the DoD community.
The Peace Corps and the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate and share educational resources and training tools on sexual assault prevention and response.
The Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting Act, also known as the SAFER Act, is a no-cost bill that will reduce the backlog of untested DNA evidence from open rape cases (commonly known as rape kits).
On national television, filmmaker Michael Moore referred to serious allegations of rape as "hooey" — and then donated $20,000 to bail out the alleged rapist. Now RAINN supporters are fighting back with a campaign to raise that amount — or more — to help survivors of sexual violence.