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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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Public Policy | April 15, 2016
Congress Honors National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Members of the Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus joined advocates and officials from across the country to commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and to honor those who have dedicated their lives to promoting justice for victims. 

Public Policy | March 27, 2016
How Does Your State Define Consent?

Thanks to pro bono help from law firm Hogan Lovells, RAINN’s Defining Consent database helps provide a detailed answer, customized for every state, to the common question: What exactly is consent?

Latest News | February 24, 2016
Congress Prioritizes Victims’ Rights, Rape Kit Testing, and Exonerating the Innocent

The Justice For All Act of 2016 and the Sexual Assault Survivors Act are two pieces of legislation that have been introduced in Congress this year to prioritize survivors' rights, eliminate the backlog of untested rape kits, and exonerate the falsely accused. 

Latest News | January 19, 2016
Statement on New BJS Campus Sexual Assault Study

RAINN weighs in on the new study from the Bureau of Justice Statistics

Latest News | January 18, 2016
RAINN Joins Forces to Overturn Ohio Anti-Victim Ruling

RAINN has joined with partner organizations to file an amicus brief asking the Ohio Court of Appeals to overturn the decision not to pursue a backlogged rape case.

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