While this is an exciting time of year, sometimes taking days or weeks to prepare for, there are nonetheless risks involved when going out at night. Being aware of possible risks is often the first step in staying safe, especially when in a new environment!
Christina Ricci, RAINN’s national spokesperson, and Scott Berkowitz, RAINN’s president, spent the day meeting with some of RAINN’s key allies on Capitol Hill to discuss pending legislation to combat sexual violence. Congress will soon vote on crucial funding to expand the use of DNA in rape investigations and ensure that victims get the hotline and support services necessary to aid their recovery.
Christina Ricci headlined a RAINN fundraiser this month to ensure that the National Sexual Assault Hotlines can continue to provide free, confidential support for those in need. Rep. Jane Harman, who has helped lead Congress’ efforts to fight sexual assault in the military, was there to update RAINN’s supporters on the progress being made.
RAINN is auctioning a live presentation of Can I Kiss You?, by Mike Domitrz. Can I Kiss You? has been used by hundreds of schools, universities and military installations to teach males and females about healthy dating and intimacy.
The number of visitors helped by the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline has more than doubled in the past year. To meet this increased demand, RAINN has launched an updated version of the Online Hotline. OHL 2.0, as we call it, has new features, new information and resources for visitors, and tools that will help our staff and volunteers serve even more users.
RAINN partnered with Nickelodeon’s teen network, The N, and its #1 show, Degrassi, for the season's premiere episode, dealing with the issue of child sexual abuse. Following the airing of the episode, calls to the Hotline increased 500%!
Holly Dunn Pendleton, a member of RAINN’s Speakers Bureau, was featured in the “Heroes Among Us” section of the June 29, 2009 issue of People magazine. The article, “A Serial Killer’s Sole Survivor,” highlights Holly’s path to recovery after her attack.
Are you looking for a film about sexual assault to discuss with your school, educational group, or family? Open Window, which debuted on Showtime, is a powerful film that inspires hope as it explores the effects of rape on survivors and their loved ones
RAINN joined entertainment industry leaders to address women’s health-related issues at an event sponsored by the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC), in conjunction with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Based upon the innovative technology and success of the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline, RAINN was invited to present at the Suicide and New Media Action Planning Summit in Washington, DC., sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA).