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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 | August 09, 2017
Justice Department Issues Standards for Handling Sexual Assault Kits

The Justice Department today released the first-ever National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits, which focus on creating a more victim-centered approach to the criminal justice process, such as improved training and developing better protocols for the processing of rape kits.

Latest News | July 13, 2017
RAINN Speakers Bureau Member, CEO Join Discussion on Campus Sexual Assault

RAINN joined discussions with the Department of Education to highlight the importance of ensuring the safety and security of college students.

Latest News | April 05, 2017
RAINN Statement on Nassar Case Gag Order

The scandal at USA Gymnastics would never have come to light if not for the courageous decisions of dozens of victims to step forward and tell the world what happened. We should celebrate their courage, not silence their voices. 

Latest News | March 26, 2017
RAINN Launches Interactive Statutes of Limitations Tool

Evaluating the landscape of statutes of limitations for sex crimes just got a lot easier, thanks to RAINN’s new interactive tool.

Latest News | March 07, 2017
RAINN Backs New Bill to Protect Athletes from Sexual Abuse

A bipartisan team of senators, led by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), introduced a bill that hopes to change the way sporting organizations prevent and respond to incidents of sexual violence.

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