Latest News

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.

Read More
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.”

Learn More
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.

Learn More
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

Learn More
Latest News | July 29, 2012
RAINN Statement on Freeh Report Findings

The results of Louis Freeh's investigation are stunning. It is shocking that the disregard for the children who were victimized was so widespread, and the systemic failure so deep.

Latest News | June 26, 2012
Sandusky Verdict Inspires Thousands of Survivors to Get Help

Last week, in a case that shocked the nation and brought great awareness to the sexual abuse of children, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 of 48 charges of

Latest News | June 21, 2012
What the Sandusky Verdict Means for Survivors

RAINN's president and founder, Scott Berkowitz, discusses the Sandusky verdict

Latest News | June 21, 2012
Lavinia's Story: Why the SAFER Act is so Important

Critical evidence from the attack on Lavinia B. Masters, a member of RAINN’s speakers bureau, sat on a shelf for over two decades before it was tested. In the meantime, the rapist had struck again, attacking several more women.

Latest News | June 20, 2012
1in6, Inc. and RAINN Join Forces to Provide a 24/7 SupportLine for Men who were Sexually Abused as Children

1in6, Inc. has worked with RAINN to provide a 24/7 SupportLine for men, their family and friends who are seeking real-time assistance, information and referrals.

Pages

Get the latest from RAINN in your inbox.