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Latest News| Jun 19, 2020

For Many Black Survivors, Reporting Raises Complicated Issues

According to Department of Justice statistics, Black girls and women 12 years and older experienced higher rates of rape and sexual assault than white, Asian, and Latina girls and women from 2005-2010. Not only do members of the Black communitty experience higher rates of sexual violence, but they often feel they have few options for seeking justice and help due to a number of widespread institutional and historical factors. “If I could say one thing to other Black survivors right now, it would be,’ You matter and there is help,’” said Sonya, survivor and RAINN Speakers Bureau member.

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Jul 10, 2020

How RAINN’s Policy Team Works to Help Survivors

Recently, as Congress has considered police reform legislation, RAINN has urged House and Senate leaders to include a number of additional changes to help survivors of sexual violence. RAINN’s suggestions address issues that disproportionately impact Black victims of sexual violence, especially Black girls, who are overrepresented in juvenile justice data.

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Jul 10, 2020

Grooming: Know the Warning Signs

One tool common to those who sexually abuse kids and teens is grooming: manipulative behaviors that the abuser uses to gain access to a potential victim, coerce them to agree to the abuse, and reduce the risk of being caught. Though grooming can take many different forms, it often follows a similar pattern. 

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Jun 19, 2020

Author of New Children’s Book on Healing and Exploring Identity

In the just-released children’s book, The Ship We Built, author Lexie Bean tells the story of a transgender boy, Rowan, learning to embrace his own identity while healing from child sexual abuse. 

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Latest News | September 11, 2018
RAINN apoya a los sobrevivientes que hablan español

El 15 de septiembre comienza el mes de conmemoración a la herencia hispana y por ello, es una gran oportunidad para celebrar a los 40 millones de americanos que hablan español como su idioma principal. Para participar en estas fiestas RAINN desea seguir proporcionando el apoyo e información que se...

Latest News | September 11, 2018
RAINN Supports Spanish-Speaking Survivors

Hispanic Heritage Month starts September 15, and it is a great time to celebrate the heritage of the 40 million Americans who primarily speak Spanish. In honor of this month, RAINN wants to make sure it continues to provide the support and information that Spanish-speaking survivors in these...

Latest News | August 23, 2018
RAINN Announces National Leadership Council Members

The National Leadership Council comprises individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to RAINN’s mission of supporting survivors and ending sexual violence. “We are grateful for the leadership of the members of our National Leadership Council and honored that they have chosen RAINN as their...

Latest News | August 06, 2018
RAINN Supports Bipartisan Bill to Expand Access to Medical Services for Survivors

RAINN has worked closely with congressional leaders to inform the Survivors’ Access to Supportive Care Act (SASCA) and will continue to support efforts to pass the bill and similar measures.

Latest News | August 06, 2018
Cultivating Safety on Campus This Fall

More than 17 million college students in the United States will head to campus this fall. It is an exciting time, but many students and their parents may be thinking about how to stay safe. Here are some strategies students can use to help reduce their risk for many types of crimes on campus,...

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