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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 23, 2014
RAINN’s Policy Chief Joins Sen. McCaskill to Discuss Campus Sexual Assault

DC roundtable focuses on improving the criminal and civil response to campus rapes.

Latest News | June 05, 2014
Senate Committee Affirms Longstanding Commitment to Addressing Rape Kit Backlogs

On Thursday, June 5, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a spending bill that addresses the nation’s rape kit backlog

Latest News | May 28, 2014
Kilah’s Story Leads to Child Abuse Prevention Law

The Kilah Davenport Act of 2013 requires the Department of Justice to report on child abuse prevention laws in each state

Latest News | May 20, 2014
Survivor Spotlight: Keith Wheeler

When Keith Wheeler was just 11 years old, he was molested at the hands of his music teacher. Keith never told his family and as he grew older, he turned to marijuana and alcohol to cope. “I wanted — no, needed — to block out the pain,” he explains.

Latest News | May 20, 2014
National Spotlight Remains Fixed on Campus Sexual Assault

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has released a list of 55 colleges and universities currently under investigation for their handling of sexual assault complaints under Title IX.

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