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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 | July 09, 2018
Looking for Ways to Help Survivors? Become a Volunteer Fundraiser

Those looking to support critical sexual assault prevention and response programs can join a network of volunteer supporters from across the country who are passionate about helping survivors of sexual violence.

Latest News | July 09, 2018
DoD Safe Helpline Launches New Website and New App

Department of Defense Safe Helpline is excited to announce the launch of its new website and app for survivors of sexual assault in the DoD community looking for live support, resources, and information.

Latest News | May 18, 2018
Pitchfork Music Festival Teams Up with RAINN

RAINN and the Pitchfork Music Festival are working together to spread awareness of sexual assault and harassment and raise funds for survivors at the Pitchfork Musical Festival in Chicago on July 20-22 and through their network of 30 million followers.

Latest News | April 30, 2018
Guilty Verdict in Cosby Trial is a Victory for Survivors

Following years of allegations of sexual assault, Bill Cosby has been found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent sexual assault against Andrea Constand.

Latest News | April 30, 2018
Survivors and Advocates Across the Country Join RAINN to Observe SAAPM

Every April, the country recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). This year, SAAPM took place amid a national conversation about sexual harassment and assault sparked by the #MeToo movement.

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