March 2012

Paige Denim Launches RAINN Blue Line

Famed denim designer Paige Adams-Geller has launched an exclusive new jean color, RAINN Blue, which will benefit RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. Always on the forefront of cutting edge design, Paige's new line debuts in time for National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month in April.

Adams-Geller is a world-renowned, trend setting designer with many years in the denim market. Known for its casual sophistication, the Paige brand has grown into a denim powerhouse. Every detail is calculated with the customer in mind as Paige promises highly addictive pieces crafted out of the finest materials and fabrics.

As seen in InStyle and People StyleWatch, RAINN Blue is launching in four styles: the Silverlake Short, Vermont Jacket, Kylie Crop, and Lou Lou, and will be available in Paige stores in Los Angeles and New York, boutiques nationwide and online. 20% of the proceeds will be donated to RAINN.


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97 of Every 100 Rapists Receive No
Punishment, RAINN Analysis Shows

Only three out of every 100 rapists will ever spend even a single day in prison, according to a new analysis by RAINN of Justice Department data. The other 97 will walk free, facing no consequences for the violent felony they have committed. Because rapists tend to be serial criminals, this leaves communities across the nation at risk of predators.

While the percentage of rapes reported to police has risen in recent years, a majority — 54% — still are not reported, according to the Justice Department. But increasing reporting alone won't solve the problem: only about one out of four reported rapes leads to an arrest, and only about one out of four arrests leads to a felony conviction and incarceration.

RAINN's new analysis is based on the most recent available Justice Department data, using an average of the five most recent years when available. Based on older data, RAINN had previously estimated that about 6% of rapists ultimately go to prison for their crime.

"This staggering statistic sends a clear message to offenders that they can commit this horrible crime and get away with it. The single most important thing we can do to prevent rape is to put more rapists in prison," notes Scott Berkowitz, RAINN's president and founder. "That's why we have made it a priority to pass the SAFER Act and eliminate the backlog of untested DNA evidence from open rape cases."

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What Can You Do in April?
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April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month; here are six ways you can get involved to help prevent sexual violence:

New Anti-Violence App: Circle of 6
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Circle of 6, a winner of the White House's Apps Against Abuse Challenge, is now available in the iPhone App Store. The free app is designed to help college students look out for their friends and prevent violence within their social circle. After identifying their six closest friends, users can easily notify them that they need help. They can send out a distress message (along with their GPS coordinates) or ask friends to call and interrupt a potentially dangerous situation. Users can also get advice about healthy relationships or contact RAINN's National Sexual Assault Hotline with one click.

Learn more or download the app.


 RAINN in the News

ap logo "When they see stories like this, that's even more discouragement for them." — RAINN president Scott Berkowitz discusses the DNA backlog with the Associated Press.

the better show logo "The #1 tip we recommend is to trust your instincts. Listen to that voice inside." — Spokesperson Katherine Hull explains spring break safety tips on the Better Show.

wrestling news world logo "YOU raised almost $60,000 to help survivors of sexual violence, AND you helped create awareness about a subject that is difficult for most people to speak of, let alone do something about." — Mick Foley, hotline volunteer and pro wrestler, in Wrestling News World.


Lawmakers Making a Difference
Rep. Richardson
Rep. Laura Richardson

"I share the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network's (RAINN) commitment to raising awareness about the devastating impact of sexual violence and providing support and guidance to victims of this heinous crime. In matters of sexual abuse, there is no standard victim. It affects people from all walks of life, and individuals of every race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and socioeconomic background. I am honored to work with RAINN to ensure that victims of sexual violence are given the help they need and I remain committed to ending sexual violence in our communities."
— Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)

Rep. Allan West
Rep. Allen West

"It is because of organizations like RAINN, that women are rebuilding their lives with strength, dignity and the confidence to speak out. RAINN is a powerful voice in what for too many years has been a silent secret. I am proud to support HR 1523- The SAFER Act- which calls for the creation of a national DNA database which will help solve the crimes of sexual assault cases that have remained unsolved. Without RAINN, such important pieces of legislation would not be possible."
— Rep. Allen West (R-FL)

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Committed to Helping RAINN End Sexual Violence?


The Online Hotline just experienced its busiest week — ever. That means more and more people are turning to RAINN to help them take the first step towards recovery. But it also means that we increasingly need help to fund the expansion of our services. Fund a survivor's first step towards recovery by pledging $10/month. Signing up is easy, and you can cancel your subscription at any time.

WrestleMania Raffle Raises Nearly $60k for Survivors


Graeme McGaw, winner of Mick Foley's WrestleMania raffle, is headed to Miami for the vacation of a lifetime. McGaw, of Ontario, Canada, and a guest will be lunching with Eve Torres and other wrestling greats, having breakfast with Foley, attending the WWE Hall of Fame induction, and have exclusive access to many WrestleMania events. Nearly 30,000 raffle tickets were sold, raising almost $60,000 to support the Online Hotline and RAINN's other programs for survivors of sexual assault.

Calling all Seattle RAINN Supporters!


If you're in the Seattle area, attend the RAINN 'em in Human-Powered Urban Horse Race on May 19th! This day promises fun, sports and more than a few laughs.

Get your team together and get ready for some hilarious competition, live music, speakers, food and more!

Learn more about the event and get your tickets here.

Spotlight on the Speakers Bureau: Anna Hanson
Anna Hanson

"RAINN's speakers bureau has given me the platform and the tools to share my story and empower others to share theirs. The Speakers Bureau is always there, ready to help me reach out to and educate others."

Learn more about becoming a member of RAINN's Speakers Bureau

Volunteer Spotlight: Amanda Wingle, Online Hotline Volunteer
Amanda Wingle

"My life has been so enriched by volunteering on the Online Hotline! It is one of the most fulfilling and worthwhile volunteer activities I have ever done. The feeling I get when I have helped someone who is in such a difficult place is really indescribable. I also believe that the active listening & empathy that I practice on the Online Hotline have made me a better friend and listener to the people in my life."

Learn more about volunteering for RAINN

Did You Know?
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RAINN's National Sexual Assault Online Hotline just had its busiest week since its launch in 2006, helping 866 people (up 47% from the previous year).

RAINN & WWE Promote Tolerance & Respect
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RAINN is the newest partner of WWE and the Creative Coalition's initiative be a STAR (Show Tolerance And Respect). This campaign promotes the importance of a positive and equitable social environment for everyone regardless of age, race, religion, or sexual orientation through grassroots efforts beginning with education and awareness.

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