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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 | April 01, 2013
What Can You Do in April?

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month; here are 6 ways you can get involved to help prevent sexual violence.

Latest News | March 28, 2013
Macmillan and RAINN Launch Twitter Campaign to Celebrate Speak

Macmillan Publishing and RAINN are teaming to launch #Speak4RAINN, a Twitter campaign to raise funds for survivors of sexual violence.

Latest News | March 26, 2013
New Air Force Program Aids Sexual Assault Survivors

The Air Force has launched a pilot project to provide legal counsel directly to victims of sexual assault.

Latest News | March 25, 2013
PBS to Air Documentary on Violence in Tribal Communities

RAINN is partnering with PBS and the producers of Kind Hearted Woman to bring attention to Indians who are victims of sexual violence.

Latest News | February 16, 2013
Ricki Lake Show Partners with RAINN, Profiles Survivors

On Monday, February 18, and Tuesday, February 19, The Ricki Lake Show will air a special two-part series on sexual violence. The shows will profile four courageous members of RAINN’s Speakers Bureau.

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