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Latest News| Oct 1, 2018

RAINN Hotline Helps Record Number of Survivors

Between Thursday, the day of the hearing, and Sunday, RAINN saw a 338 percent increase in hotline traffic. “History shows us that when high-profile allegations such as these are in the news it often causes others to reach out too. This story has clearly resonated with survivors, and has led thousands to reach out for help for the first time,” said RAINN president Scott Berkowitz.

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Sep 28, 2018

Me Too: Awareness into Action

It has been one year since survivors of sexual violence came forward and bravely told their stories with #MeToo. You may be thinking, “What’s next and how can I help?” RAINN has put together action steps that you can take to keep the spirit of #MeToo alive throughout the year.

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Oct 02, 2018

NLC Member Highlight: Cameron Esposito

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 comedian, survivor, and artist Cameron Esposito.

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Sep 25, 2018

RAINN Statement on Cosby Sentence

The women who shared their stories in the Cosby trial and sentencing showed admirable courage and strength. We are grateful that the court understood the seriousness of Cosby’s crime and sentenced him to prison. Let’s hope that the legacy of this case is that victims feel empowered to come forward, knowing that it can truly make a difference in bringing perpetrators to justice.

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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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