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Latest News| Oct 1, 2020

Strategies to Support Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence During COVID-19

This October, RAINN recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the impact that sexual violence has on those trapped at home with an abuser. Because 8 out of 10 sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows, staying at home can mean that a survivor is in close proximity with the person harming them. Because so many doors are closed right now, it is more important than ever to be proactive in offering survivors support and resources.

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Oct 08, 2020

Lifetime Television Executive on How Entertainment Can Change Lives

Kannie Yu LaPack serves as senior vice president of Publicity, Public Affairs and Social Media Strategy at Lifetime Television. Lifetime and RAINN have previously partnered on Surviving Jeffrey Epstein and the two-part Surviving R. Kelly documentary. "It’s incredible and so rewarding to see the jump in numbers of people reaching out for help to the RAINN hotline when we air something and include the hotline number. We know we’re truly reaching people."

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Oct 08, 2020

RAINN Continues to Expand Resources for Spanish-Speaking Survivors

Did you know, RAINN now offers many resources in Spanish for survivors and their loved ones to access? Visitors to RAINN’s website can now find Spanish language information on supporting LGBTQ survivors, sexual assault of men and boys, sexual abuse by helping professionals, detailed information on reporting for teens, and many other topics.

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Oct 05, 2020

Best-selling Author on Getting Sober, Writing, and Supporting Loved Ones

Jennifer Storm is an award winning victims’ rights expert, survivor of sexual violence and addiction, advocate, and best-selling author on trauma and addiction. Her book, Blackout Girl: Tracing My Scars from Addiction and Sexual Assault; With New and Updated Content for the #MeToo Era, tells her story of surviving sexual violence and the effects it had on the mental health struggles and addiction she experienced.

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Latest News | June 17, 2020
RAINN Shares Recommendations for Additional Police Reforms with Congressional Leadership

Black girls are disproportionately represented in juvenile justice data. According to research, “Black girls are 14% of the youth population, but are 33% of girls who are detained and committed. Seventy-six percent of justice-involved girls have physical and sex abuse histories.”As Congress...

Latest News | June 05, 2020
A Message from RAINN

As we reflect on the events of the past few weeks, words often fail. We share the Black community’s grief and outrage for the unconscionable loss of the lives of George Floyd and far too many others at the hands of police, and for those whose lives have been made infinitely harder by the racism...

Latest News | June 02, 2020
RAINN Statement - June 1, 2020

Every survivor deserves justice and healing after sexual violence. For many survivors, racism and discrimination compound the challenges they face. We must do better. We at RAINN will continue working toward a future where every survivor can attain the justice and healing they deserve. If you need...

Latest News | May 28, 2020
Survivors of Sexual Violence Continue to Voice Safety Concerns Due to COVID-19

Survivors of sexual violence continue to express fears about their safety as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors to RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline cite a number of concerns and challenges posed by the virus and its resulting restrictions. “RAINN continues to see more visitors to...

Latest News | May 19, 2020
46 Members of Congress Urge the Dept. of Education to Take Steps to Safeguard Children During COVID-19 Crisis

A bipartisan group of Members of Congress May 19 urged Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to issue new guidance setting standards for how school systems can use online learning platforms to protect children from abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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