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Latest News| Nov 6, 2017

Record Numbers Speak Out, Contact RAINN Hotline

Over the past few weeks there has been an outpouring of sexual assault and harassment allegations not only in Hollywood, but across the nation. The brave survivors who have told their stories through the media and the #metoo campaign have elevated a pivotal public discussion about sexual violence—an issue that affects an American every 98 seconds.

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Nov 06, 2017

What is Consent?

Many bravely spoke out about sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and shared their stories in the #metoo campaign. With increased discussion of this widespread issue, it is helpful to review what sexual violence is and the important role that consent plays in it.

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Nov 02, 2017

RAINN Partners with Health Insurance Provider to Develop Resource for International Students

This free resource provides school study abroad program administrators a way to share information about consent, bystander intervention, safety, responding to incidents, and protections available from law enforcement and schools.

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Oct 13, 2017

Hollywood Community Comes Together Against Abuse

Since news of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein broke last week, members of the Hollywood community have come forward to share their own experiences and stand against sexual violence.

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Latest News | March 28, 2014
House Moves to Renew Vital DNA Law

Provides federal funding to process the backlog of untested rape kits

Latest News | March 06, 2014
RAINN Urges White House Task Force to Overhaul Colleges’ Treatment of Rape

The federal government should push colleges to improve the criminal justice response to rape, de-emphasize internal judicial boards, put in place bystander intervention and risk reduction programs, and ensure comprehensive care for victims, RAINN advised a new White House task force charged with...

Latest News | December 20, 2013
Congress Approves Reforms to Address Sexual Assault in the Military

Congress has voted to strip commanders of the authority to overturn or modify findings and convictions of sexual assaults, one of more than 30 reforms aimed at reducing sexual assault in the military.

Latest News | December 14, 2013
Justice Department Says DNA Backlog Continues

Public crime labs processed 10% more DNA cases in 2011 than in 2009, while demand for such tests grew by 16%, according to a new Justice Department report on the activities at 120 labs across the nation.

Latest News | December 05, 2013
Sen. McConnell and Rep. Wasserman Schultz Honored with RAINN’s Crime Fighter Award

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) are the winner’s of RAINN’s 2013 Crime Fighter Award, in recognition of their leadership in the fight against sexual violence.

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