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Latest News| Dec 20, 2019

Critical Rape Kit Backlog Funding Passed By Congress

Congress reauthorized the nation’s primary DNA testing program through 2024. The U.S. Senate voted to renew the Debbie Smith Act, which has increased the use of DNA and has led to more than 192,000 DNA matches in CODIS (the FBI’s DNA database system). The bill had already passed the House, and is now headed for the president to be signed into law.  

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Jan 02, 2020

Journalist and Activist on How to Be There for Survivors

Each month, RAINN features a member of its National Leadership Council (NLC). The NLC is a group of dedicated individuals who have shown their commitment to RAINN’s mission of supporting survivors and ending sexual violence. This month we checked in with journalist, editor, entrepreneur, activist, Jacqui Cheng.

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Jan 07, 2020

Surviving R. Kelly Part II Leads to 40% Increase in Calls to National Sexual Assault Hotline

“The Friday and Saturday after 'Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning' aired, RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline experienced a 40% increase in calls. We are proud to have partnered with Lifetime on this project and are encouraged that our work with the media continues to empower survivors of sexual violence to seek the help that they need to heal.” - Erinn Robinson, RAINN Press Secretary

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Jan 02, 2020

Stalking Isn’t Romantic, It’s a Crime

During National Stalking Awareness Month this January, RAINN is bringing attention to different forms of stalking and some warning signs that you may be experiencing stalking. “The majority of stalking is perpetrated by someone the victim knows, often a current or former romantic partner. Whether it’s in-person or online, stalking is never acceptable behavior,” says Keeli Sorensen, RAINN’s vice president of victim services.

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Latest News | March 05, 2018
Self-Care Tips for Survivors

Frequent exposure to sexual violence in the news can present particular challenges to survivors. It is important for survivors to remember that if they ever feel uncomfortable, it is always fine to turn off the TV, walk out of a movie theater, or avoid checking social media.

Latest News | March 05, 2018
DoD Safe Helpline Launches Two New Self-Paced Education Programs

Department of Defense Safe Helpline is excited to introduce two new anonymous, online, self-paced education programs, How to Support a Survivor and Safe Helpline 101 to support loved ones and friends of survivors and the service providers who work with them.

Latest News | March 05, 2018
RAINN Announces National Partnership with Alpha Chi Omega

RAINN is proud to welcome Alpha Chi Omega as its first ever national sorority partner. RAINN will help bolster Alpha Chi Omega’s long standing dedication to preventing sexual assault and supporting survivors.

Latest News | February 05, 2018
Register for the Fifth Annual Lace Up for RAINN 5K

RAINN will hold its fifth annual Lace Up for RAINN 5K on April 21 as part of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

Latest News | February 05, 2018
RAINN Partners with Macmillan Publishers on #Speak4RAINN Campaign

#Speak4RAINN and a matching donation campaign in support of RAINN’s programs coincide with the release of Speak: The Graphic Novel, adapted from Laurie Halse Anderson’s original novel Speak and illustrated by Emily Carroll.

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