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).
April 1, 2009 – (Washington, DC) – Today, in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month, RAINN released a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) entitled “Speak-Out.” The PSA aims to encourage those affected by sexual violence to “speak-out” and get help through the National Sexual Assault Hotlines, available 24/7 over the phone (800.656.HOPE) and online at rainn.org.
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month, Cosmopolitan magazine highlighted the threat of “date-rape” drugs in their April issue. The article, “I Was Drugged and Raped by Two Men,” features the real-life story of a 27-year-old woman who survived a drug-facilitated sexual assault.
Whether you are headed to the beach or overseas or taking part in a service trip, it’s important to keep your safety top of mind this spring break. College aged students are at the highest risk for being sexually assaulted. That’s why it’s so important that to be aware of some simple things you can do to reduce the risk and prevent you or a friend from being the victim of sexual assault.
February 4, 2009 – (Washington, DC) – RAINN is pleased to announce that Frederick Arnold has been elected chairperson of the organization’s board of directors. Arnold has served on RAINN’s board for three years, serving as chair of RAINN’s audit committee.
December 17, 2008 – (Washington, DC) – The 2007 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), released today by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), shows continued evidence of the remarkable decline in sexual violence in the U.S. over the last 14 years.