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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.

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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.”

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Mar 17, 2017

How to Get Involved in Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month 2020

At RAINN, we’re dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence every day of the year—but each April we do a little something different. April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (#SAAPM), and this year we’re focusing on the vital role that loved ones play in supporting survivors.

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Apr 02, 2020

Sexual Violence Researcher Talks About Supporting Loved Ones

Each month, RAINN highlights a member of its National Leadership Council. 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 Dr. Sarah Peitzmeier, a researcher, advocate, and RAINN volunteer. "You can't make it happen right now, but you have the privilege of walking beside your loved one as they work to heal themselves," says Dr. Peitzmeier

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Latest News | February 19, 2020
RAINN Supporter on What Parents Need to Know

Each month, RAINN highlights 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 E. Desiree Asher, board member of the...

Latest News | February 18, 2020
Thank you for Sending a Valentine to a Volunteer!

A huge thanks to everyone who showed their support by sending a valentine to a hotline volunteer. RAINN’s dedicated volunteers received more than 1,400 messages of hope, courage, and gratitude.

Latest News | February 07, 2020
RAINN Response to Donna Rotunno’s Comments

Today RAINN released the following statement in response to comments made by Weinstein attorney Donna Rotunno in an interview with the New York Times’ The Daily Podcast: “Comments like these are what we’d expect from someone who has made a career out of defending rapists. The narrative that the...

Latest News | January 31, 2020
Making New Connections Through Dating Apps? Tips to Stay Safe this Valentine's Day

As Valentine’s Day approaches, some of the 40 million Americans who use online dating services or dating apps will be looking to make new connections. Whether meeting someone online or off, it’s good to keep safety in mind. Sexual violence can happen to anyone, including those who meet through...

Latest News | January 30, 2020
Interview with Award-Winning Journalists on New Larry Nassar Book

In the just-released, Start by Believing, Peabody Award-winning investigative journalists John Barr and Dan Murphy take a deep-dive into the largest sexual abuse scandal in American sports history, perpetrated by Olympic gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. We sat down with the authors to learn more...

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