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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 | October 08, 2012
RAINN Statement on Sandusky Sentencing

Since the Sandusky story first broke, usage of RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Online Hotline has increased 47%, as thousands of survivors have come forward for the first time

Latest News | September 06, 2012
"Talk To Me" During National Suicide Prevention Month

With 3 simple words – talk to me – you let a friend know that you CARE about them and are willing to listen without judgment.

Latest News | August 19, 2012
RAINN Statement on Rep. Akin's "Legitimate Rape" Comment

Each year, thousands of women become pregnant as the result of rape, and many more survivors are faced with PTSD, depression and other long-term results of the crime.

Latest News | August 14, 2012
USA Network Joins RAINN in the Fight Against Sexual Violence

Viewers of the #1 cable channel, USA Network, are now being connected with the help they deserve thanks to a new public service campaign for the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-HOPE & online.rainn.org).

Latest News | August 06, 2012
Back to School Safety Tips from RAINN

For the millions of students heading back to school this fall, increasing violence on campus is a harsh reality.

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