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Latest News| Nov 5, 2020

Breanna Stewart, WNBA Finals MVP, on Basketball as Healing

Olympic gold medalist Breanna Stewart was named the WNBA Finals' MVP after leading Seattle Storm to their fourth WNBA championship this year. A survivor and dedicated supporter of RAINN, she shares how basketball has been central to her healing journey. "Basketball has been a part of my healing journey because it was my outlet. It was my place where I could put my head down, work hard, and not think."

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Nov 05, 2020

Maryland Working Group Recommends Training for Judges Handling Custody Cases Involving Child Sexual Abuse

For many parents, going to court to fight for custody of their children is unimaginably difficult, and for those who are seeking custody because of child abuse or domestic violence, it can also be the deciding factor for the health and safety of them and their child.“The way children disclose or react when around an abuser just looks different than what an adult might do,” said Cooper. “If judges and others aren’t trained in looking out for these signs, they could be condemning a child to full, unsupervised custody with a parent who is physically and sexually abusing them.”

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Nov 05, 2020

How the RAINN Speakers Bureau Creates Political Change

The RAINN Speakers Bureau is a network of more than 4,000 survivors of sexual violence who volunteer to share their stories. Members across the United States share their experiences through the media, community events, artistic projects, and more. “Joining the Speakers Bureau made me feel like I was helping others as well as myself,” says Speakers Bureau member Rebecca Courtright. “By using my voice, I feel I have regained my true path to help others and create a better future for all victims of sexual violence.”

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Nov 05, 2020

#GivingTuesday, a Time of Hope at RAINN

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. It’s a moment when individuals and organizations join together to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity and assist causes near and dear to them. At RAINN, #GivingTuesday is a celebration of hope—especially this year. "I support RAINN’s vital work because they bring hope and healing to survivors of sexual violence today, and every day,” said Tori Amos, survivor, longtime supporter, and RAINN #GivingTuesday ambassador. “Now more than ever, we must come together to ensure that help is available, in the moment it’s needed most.”

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Latest News | September 10, 2020
En la línea de ayuda en español de RAINN en su voz está el poder

La línea de ayuda es completamente confidencial y la persona que accede a esta línea de ayuda permanece anónima. El personal en esta línea de ayuda jamás le pedirá a la persona que llama información de carácter personal, por ejemplo, su nombre, en dónde se encuentra, o el estado inmigratorio de la...

Latest News | September 10, 2020
On RAINN’s Spanish Hotline, Your Voice is Your Power

The hotline is completely confidential and anonymous. Staffers on the hotline will never ask for a visitor’s personal information, including their name, location, or their family’s immigration status. Whether someone is concerned about the police, or about family members finding out, we’re here to...

Latest News | September 10, 2020
Exclusive Interview with Melody Thomas Scott of The Young and The Restless on Going Public as a Survivor

In her just-released memoir, Always Young and Restless: My Life On and Off America's #1 Daytime Drama, Emmy-nominated actor Melody Thomas Scott shares her story of surviving sexual abuse and gives a behind-the-scenes look at the entertainment industry. Read RAINN's exclusive interview with Melody...

Latest News | September 10, 2020
Survivors and Authors Kelly Yang and Chessy Prout Discuss Campus Sexual Violence at RAINN’s Virtual Coffeehouse

RAINN recently hosted a virtual coffeehouse discussion with authors, survivors, and activists Kelly Yang and Chessy Prout on creating safer environments for students on high school and college campuses and making sure all survivors have the resources they need to heal. The survivors shared personal...

Latest News | September 10, 2020
CEO and Survivor on Finding Meaning and Strength After Trauma

"This notion of normalizing violence as a way of life has got to stop," says Ann Mukherjee, Chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard North America. "We have to stop prioritizing maintaining appearances over justice. It’s time to break down those walls."

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