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Latest News| Nov 6, 2017

Record Numbers Speak Out, Contact RAINN Hotline

Over the past few weeks there has been an outpouring of sexual assault and harassment allegations not only in Hollywood, but across the nation. The brave survivors who have told their stories through the media and the #metoo campaign have elevated a pivotal public discussion about sexual violence—an issue that affects an American every 98 seconds.

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Nov 06, 2017

What is Consent?

Many bravely spoke out about sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and shared their stories in the #metoo campaign. With increased discussion of this widespread issue, it is helpful to review what sexual violence is and the important role that consent plays in it.

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Nov 02, 2017

RAINN Partners with Health Insurance Provider to Develop Resource for International Students

This free resource provides school study abroad program administrators a way to share information about consent, bystander intervention, safety, responding to incidents, and protections available from law enforcement and schools.

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Oct 13, 2017

Hollywood Community Comes Together Against Abuse

Since news of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein broke last week, members of the Hollywood community have come forward to share their own experiences and stand against sexual violence.

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Latest News | June 18, 2015
Senate Budget Writers Renew Call to Action on Rape Kit Backlog

Senate Appropriations Committee earmarks $166 million to address rape kit backlog.

Latest News | June 03, 2015
Lawmakers Signal They Won't Back Down on the Rape Kit Backlog

The House of Representatives this week agreed to increase funding...

Latest News | May 20, 2015
RAINN President Testifies on the Rape Kit Backlog

Berkowitz calls on policymakers to fund DNA testing in rape cases

Latest News | April 28, 2015
RAINN Policy Team joins Illinois AG to Spur Effort Against Campus Assaults

Summits focus on need for campus sexual assault legislation

Latest News | April 24, 2015
Senate Passes Rape Survivor Child Custody Act

Bill to restrict rapists’ rights moves to House

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