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Latest News| Nov 5, 2020

Breanna Stewart, WNBA Finals MVP, on Basketball as Healing

Olympic gold medalist Breanna Stewart was named the WNBA Finals' MVP after leading Seattle Storm to their fourth WNBA championship this year. A survivor and dedicated supporter of RAINN, she shares how basketball has been central to her healing journey. "Basketball has been a part of my healing journey because it was my outlet. It was my place where I could put my head down, work hard, and not think."

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Nov 05, 2020

Maryland Working Group Recommends Training for Judges Handling Custody Cases Involving Child Sexual Abuse

For many parents, going to court to fight for custody of their children is unimaginably difficult, and for those who are seeking custody because of child abuse or domestic violence, it can also be the deciding factor for the health and safety of them and their child.“The way children disclose or react when around an abuser just looks different than what an adult might do,” said Cooper. “If judges and others aren’t trained in looking out for these signs, they could be condemning a child to full, unsupervised custody with a parent who is physically and sexually abusing them.”

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Nov 05, 2020

How the RAINN Speakers Bureau Creates Political Change

The RAINN Speakers Bureau is a network of more than 4,000 survivors of sexual violence who volunteer to share their stories. Members across the United States share their experiences through the media, community events, artistic projects, and more. “Joining the Speakers Bureau made me feel like I was helping others as well as myself,” says Speakers Bureau member Rebecca Courtright. “By using my voice, I feel I have regained my true path to help others and create a better future for all victims of sexual violence.”

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Nov 05, 2020

#GivingTuesday, a Time of Hope at RAINN

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. It’s a moment when individuals and organizations join together to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity and assist causes near and dear to them. At RAINN, #GivingTuesday is a celebration of hope—especially this year. "I support RAINN’s vital work because they bring hope and healing to survivors of sexual violence today, and every day,” said Tori Amos, survivor, longtime supporter, and RAINN #GivingTuesday ambassador. “Now more than ever, we must come together to ensure that help is available, in the moment it’s needed most.”

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Latest News | November 10, 2020
RAINN Statement on Release of Vatican’s Report on Ex-Cardinal McCarrick

“This report, while welcomed for its transparency, is only one of many steps the Vatican needs to take to truly rout out sexual abuse within the church,” said Erinn Robinson, press secretary, RAINN. “We urge the Vatican to take additional action to correct its institutional systems that permitted...

Latest News | October 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...

Latest News | October 02, 2020
RAINN Applauds New Charges Against Harvey Weinstein

“We thank the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office for continuing its investigation and bringing additional charges against Harvey Weinstein. Seeing powerful perpetrators face justice sends a strong message to the public. We continue to be inspired by the survivors speaking out and moments...

Latest News | October 01, 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...

Latest News | September 10, 2020
Exclusive Interview with Melody Thomas Scott of The Young and The Restless on Going Public as a Survivor

In her just-released memoir, Always Young and Restless: My Life On and Off America's #1 Daytime Drama, Emmy-nominated actor Melody Thomas Scott shares her story of surviving sexual abuse and gives a behind-the-scenes look at the entertainment industry. Read RAINN's exclusive interview with Melody...

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