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    April 1, 2009 – (Washington, DC) – Today, in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month, RAINN released a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) entitled “Speak-Out.” The PSA aims to encourage those affected by sexual violence to “speak-out” and get help through the National Sexual Assault Hotlines, available 24/7 over the phone (800.656.HOPE) and online at rainn.org.

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    In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month, Cosmopolitan magazine highlighted the threat of “date-rape” drugs in their April issue. The article, “I Was Drugged and Raped by Two Men,” features the real-life story of a 27-year-old woman who survived a drug-facilitated sexual assault.

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    Whether you are headed to the beach or overseas or taking part in a service trip, it’s important to keep your safety top of mind this spring break. College aged students are at the highest risk for being sexually assaulted. That’s why it’s so important that to be aware of some simple things you can do to reduce the risk and prevent you or a friend from being the victim of sexual assault.

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    February 4, 2009 – (Washington, DC) – RAINN is pleased to announce that Frederick Arnold has been elected chairperson of the organization’s board of directors. Arnold has served on RAINN’s board for three years, serving as chair of RAINN’s audit committee.

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    December 17, 2008 – (Washington, DC) – The 2007 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), released today by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), shows continued evidence of the remarkable decline in sexual violence in the U.S. over the last 14 years.

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    America's Most Wanted (AMW) online Safety Center has just released their latest online safety video, entitled "Sexual Assault: Getting Help Now." AMW highlighted RAINN's National Sexual Assault Hotlines as the premiere resource for those affected by sexual violence.

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    While Halloween is an exciting time of year, sometimes taking days or weeks to prepare for, there are nonetheless risks involved when going out at night. Being aware of possible risks is often the first step in staying safe, especially when in a new environment.

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    The OHL provides live, secure, anonymous crisis support for victims
    of sexual assault and their families over RAINN's website.

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    The Debbie Smith Act is the most important piece of anti-rape legislation that Congress has ever passed, and its re authorization is a victory for thousands of sexual assault victims whose perpetrators have yet to be identified.

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    While heading back to school is an exciting time, there are nonetheless risks involved when entering into an unfamiliar environment filled with new people. College aged women are at the highest risk for being sexually assaulted. Being aware of this risk is often the first step in staying safe.

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    Massachusetts state representative James Fagan generated public outrage with his recent comments. Fagan vowed to mercilessly cross examine child rape victims if the state legislature were to pass rigid mandatory sentences for child rape.

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    June 26, 2008 – (Washington, DC) – Today Congress took an important step in ensuring the safety of Americans aboard cruise ships with the introduction of the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2008 in the U.S. Senate by Senator John Kerry (D-MA), and in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA).

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    June 19, 2008 - (Washington, DC) - Evelyn Fortier, RAINN's Vice President of Public Policy, testified today before a U.S. Senate panel at a hearing about crime on cruise ships. Fortier noted that sexual assault was the leading crime reported to and investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the high seas over the last five years, and provided recommendations to Congress and the cruise industry...

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    June 12, 2008 – (Washington, DC) - The number of forcible rapes reported to police fell in 2007, according to preliminary statistics from the FBI. The report says that forcible rape reports fell 4.3% last year, substantially more than 1.4% decrease in violent crime overall and double the prior year’s decrease in rape reports.

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    April 10, 2008 – (Washington, DC) – RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization, issued the following statement today regarding the hearing on the Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2008 before the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs: “The Debbie Smith Act is the most important anti-rape legislation that Congress has ever passed, and it will soon expire if Congress does not act.

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