RAINN Petition Leads Etsy to Remove Pro-Rape T-Shirts

After a successful online petition led by RAINN, more than a dozen rape-related t-shirts were removed from the site, and ultimately, the seller was banned from Etsy.

New Survey Says Little Change in Sexual Assault Numbers in 2012

The 2012 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) shows that the number of sexual assaults has remained fairly steady over the last five years.

8 Tips to Stay Safe as you Head to Campus This Fall

Heading back to school is an exciting time for the more than 17 million of college students in the U.S., but new environments and new experiences present additional risks and potentially dangerous situations.

Cleveland Victims: “One Step Closer to Recovery”

In a courageous web video released this month, the three women who were kidnapped and imprisoned in a Cleveland home for over ten years made their first public statements since their rescue.

A 240-Mile Promise

Two days after Cleveland survivors Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were discovered after being held captive for over a decade, 28-year-old Alex Sheen made a promise...

Kickstarter Apologizes, Takes Steps to Prevent Recurrence

Kickstarter today apologized for allowing a campaign on its site that raised more than $16,000 for a dating guide that included tips on how to sexually assa

DoD Reports Increase in Sexual Assaults

The Department of Defense’s newly-released annual report estimates that 26,000 service members were sexually assaulted last year, up from an estimated 19,000 in the prior year.

Facebook Charities: Give the Gift of Hope for Survivors

Facebook users can now give a gift that will mean a lot to family and friends: a donation to RAINN.

New Standards Issued for Sexual Assault Exams

Earlier this month, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced the release of the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, designed to prescribe the methods by which evidence should be collected and specify what equipment should be available for the examination.

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