Latest News

Latest News| Apr 2, 2020

COVID-19 Update: RAINN is Here for Survivors

As each us face the many ways COVID-19 has affected our communities and everyday lives, we wanted to take a moment to let you know that RAINN continues to be here to support survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones, no matter what. We know that this is a difficult time, and that uncertainty and feeling a lack of control over our lives may feel especially overwhelming for survivors of sexual violence already coping with trauma and stress. If you need to talk, the National Sexual Assault Hotline is available at 800.656.HOPE or online.rainn.org. As always, services are free, confidential, and 24/7. Whether you’re a survivor or a loved one, we're here for you.

Read More
Apr 21, 2020

RAINN Releases Resources for Preventing & Responding to Sexual Violence in Temporary Medical Facilities During COVID-19

RAINN today shared with government agencies at the federal, state and local levels a new checklist of considerations for preventing and responding to sexual violence as they build and manage temporary medical facilities related to COVID-19. RAINN has created a central hub of guidance documents from leading experts with COVID-19-specific protocols for investigators, prosecutors, courts, and public officials. The guidance covers issues such as investigating sexual assault; forensic interviews for abused children; and ensuring the continuity of services such as sexual assault forensic exams during coronavirus-related closures.

Learn More
Apr 16, 2020

For the First Time Ever, Minors Make Up Half of Visitors to National Sexual Assault Hotline

In March, as shelter-in-place orders were implemented across the country, for the first time ever, half of the victims receiving help from the National Sexual Assault Hotline were minors. “Unfortunately for many, and especially for children experiencing sexual abuse, ‘stay at home’ doesn’t mean ‘safe at home,’” said Scott Berkowitz, RAINN’s president. Of minors who discussed coronavirus-related concerns, 67% identified their perpetrator as a family member and 79% said they were living with that perpetrator. 

Learn More
Apr 02, 2020

RAINN Working to Protect Vulnerable Populations During COVID-19 Crisis

RAINN is working with state agencies to address emergency preparedness and response measures for survivors of sexual violence, particularly children, during the COVID-19 pandemic. “During natural disasters and in conflict zones, the prevalence of sexual violence increases,” said Camille Cooper, RAINN’s vice president of public policy. “There are so many things we need to consider in this crisis to ensure that we’re doing all we can to prevent sexual violence and appropriately respond when it does happen.”

Learn More
Latest News | August 19, 2013
8 Tips to Stay Safe as you Head to Campus This Fall

Heading back to school is an exciting time for the more than 17 million of college students in the U.S., but new environments and new experiences present additional risks and potentially dangerous situations.

Latest News | July 29, 2013
Cleveland Victims: “One Step Closer to Recovery”

In a courageous web video released this month, the three women who were kidnapped and imprisoned in a Cleveland home for over ten years made their first public statements since their rescue.

Latest News | June 26, 2013
A 240-Mile Promise

Two days after Cleveland survivors Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were discovered after being held captive for over a decade, 28-year-old Alex Sheen made a promise...

Latest News | June 24, 2013
RAINN Combats “How-To” Guide With indiegogo Campaign

RAINN Combats “How-To” Guide With indiegogo Campaign

Latest News | June 21, 2013
Kickstarter Apologizes, Takes Steps to Prevent Recurrence

Kickstarter today apologized for allowing a campaign on its site that raised more than $16,000 for a dating guide that included tips on how to sexually assa

Pages

Get the latest from RAINN in your inbox.