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 familia. Si a alguien le preocupa la policía o bien que sus parientes se enteren de lo ocurrido, estamos para servirles y no para juzgarlos, dice Claudia Figueroa, líder de turno para La Línea de Ayuda de Asalto Sexual. "La violencia sexual es más común de lo que pensamos y las/los sobrevivientes nunca son culpables del maltrato. Una forma de avanzar y de sanar es buscar la ayuda. En su voz está el poder".

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 support and not judge, says Claudia Figueroa, National Sexual Assault Hotline shift lead. “Sexual violence is more common than we think and it is never the survivor’s fault. Seeking help is a way of moving forward and healing, your voice is your power.”

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."

Father and Attorney Shares Why He Supports RAINN

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 John Marciano, long-time RAINN supporter, partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, and founder of the John and Lauren Marciano Legal Fellowship — RAINN’s first public policy fellowship to advance our work in ensuring justice for survivors of sexual violence.

RAINN’s New App Offers Support Anytime, Anywhere

The just-released RAINN app offers survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones support, self-care tools, and information to help manage the effects of trauma. “Anyone can use the app,” said Sorensen. “Whether you’re a survivor, a loved one looking to get support, or any person looking to learn more about how to prevent sexual violence and support survivors. We’re here for you.”

Artist and Entrepreneur on the Healing Power of Creativity

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 Micheline Pitt, business owner, supporter, and survivor. "By sharing, we make a safe place for others to share their own stories and experiences."

Author of New Children’s Book on Healing and Exploring Identity

In the just-released children’s book, The Ship We Built, author Lexie Bean tells the story of a transgender boy, Rowan, learning to embrace his own identity while healing from child sexual abuse. 

COVID Update: Hotline Continues to Hear from Children, Those Concerned for Their Safety

The COVID-19 crisis has upended life in every home across the country—especially for children. For most, being away from school and daycare means more time at home with loving families, but some children are having the opposite experience. Since March, more than half of those reaching out to the National Sexual Assault Hotline have been minors, and of those who talked about their coronavirus-related concerns, 3 out of 4 said they were living with the person who was abusing them during the quarantine.

This April, RAINN Recognized the Difference Friends and Family Can Make

This year during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, RAINN focused on the vital role friends and family play in supporting survivors. “We hear time and again from survivors that the support they receive from those they’re closest to can have a huge impact on their healing,” says Heather Drevna, vice president of communications at RAINN.

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