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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 | June 21, 2012
Lavinia's Story: Why the SAFER Act is so Important

Critical evidence from the attack on Lavinia B. Masters, a member of RAINN’s speakers bureau, sat on a shelf for over two decades before it was tested. In the meantime, the rapist had struck again, attacking several more women.

Latest News | April 25, 2012
RAINN Supports Critical Senate Amendment to VAWA That Will Increase Transparency and Efficiency of Rape Kit Testing

Today RAINN announced its strong support for the bipartisan Justice for Victims Amendment.

Latest News | April 24, 2012
Sen. John Cornyn Discusses the Importance of the SAFER Act

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has just introduced the SAFER Act as an amendment to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in the US Senate.

Latest News | January 25, 2012
FBI Changes its Definition of Rape

For the first time, rapes of men and statutory rape will be included in the official statistics that the FBI collects for the annual Uniform Crime Report (UCR).

Latest News | November 27, 2011
The Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act of 2011 Signed into Law by President Obama

President Obama signed the Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Act into law on November 21st.

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