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Latest News| Jun 19, 2020

For Many Black Survivors, Reporting Raises Complicated Issues

According to Department of Justice statistics, Black girls and women 12 years and older experienced higher rates of rape and sexual assault than white, Asian, and Latina girls and women from 2005-2010. Not only do members of the Black communitty experience higher rates of sexual violence, but they often feel they have few options for seeking justice and help due to a number of widespread institutional and historical factors. “If I could say one thing to other Black survivors right now, it would be,’ You matter and there is help,’” said Sonya, survivor and RAINN Speakers Bureau member.

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Jul 10, 2020

How RAINN’s Policy Team Works to Help Survivors

Recently, as Congress has considered police reform legislation, RAINN has urged House and Senate leaders to include a number of additional changes to help survivors of sexual violence. RAINN’s suggestions address issues that disproportionately impact Black victims of sexual violence, especially Black girls, who are overrepresented in juvenile justice data.

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Jul 10, 2020

Grooming: Know the Warning Signs

One tool common to those who sexually abuse kids and teens is grooming: manipulative behaviors that the abuser uses to gain access to a potential victim, coerce them to agree to the abuse, and reduce the risk of being caught. Though grooming can take many different forms, it often follows a similar pattern. 

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Jun 19, 2020

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. 

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Latest News | June 24, 2013
RAINN Combats “How-To” Guide With indiegogo Campaign

RAINN Combats “How-To” Guide With indiegogo Campaign

Latest News | June 21, 2013
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

Latest News | May 16, 2013
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.

Latest News | May 16, 2013
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.

Latest News | April 30, 2013
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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