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Latest News| Nov 25, 2019

Self Care and Mental Health This Holiday Season

The holiday season can be an exciting time to gather together with family and friends, but it can also be a stressful time of year for many survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones. Self care is important year-round, but especially during the holiday season, when some survivors experience anxiety, fear, stress, tension, pressure, or fatigue.

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Nov 01, 2019

Barriers to Reporting in Indigenous Communities

Indigenous people in the U.S. face higher rates of sexual violence than the general population, and the majority of these sexual assaults are perpetrated by individuals outside of indigenous communities. During Native American History Month this November, RAINN is looking at some of the barriers to reporting sexual assault that survivors in indigenous communities—which consist of 6.8 million people and hundreds of individual communities—in the U.S. may face if they experience sexual violence. 

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Oct 03, 2019

How to Support Someone Who is Experiencing Domestic Violence

It can be hard to know how to help a loved one who is experiencing domestic violence or intimate partner violence. That’s why during domestic violence awareness month this October, RAINN is focusing on sharing information for those who suspect someone in their life might need this support.

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Oct 04, 2019

You Left Your Job Because of Sexual Harassment. What Now?

Some victims of workplace sexual harassment are reluctant to report what happened because they fear the effect on their career. For those who leave their job after experiencing harassment or assault, it can be hard to know how to approach a new job search, application, or interview process.

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Latest News | September 22, 2017
RAINN Disappointed with DeVos Title IX Decision

We are deeply disappointed in the decision to rescind existing policies on campus sexual violence, as announced today.

Latest News | September 12, 2017
RAINN Launches One-of-a-Kind Tool to Help Colleges Choose Sexual Assault Prevention Programs

The Prevention Navigator helps you identify sexual assault prevention programs that best fit your school’s needs and review programs that you are familiar with.

Latest News | August 09, 2017
Justice Department Issues Standards for Handling Sexual Assault Kits

The Justice Department today released the first-ever National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits, which focus on creating a more victim-centered approach to the criminal justice process, such as improved training and developing better protocols for the processing of rape kits.

Latest News | June 28, 2017
New Resource from DoD Safe Helpline

Safe Helpline has developed a new resource to support survivors of sexual assault in the Department of Defense community. Building Hope & Resiliency: Addressing the Effects of Sexual Assault is a self-guided, online, educational program.

Latest News | June 28, 2017
Male Sexual Assault: The Road to Recovery

Men and boys who have been sexually assaulted face the same mental and physical effects as other survivors. Recovery is a process that's important to all survivors, no matter their gender identity.

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