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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 | October 28, 2013
Justice for All: Senate Committee Approves the Use of DNA to Solve Rape Cases

In a strong show of bipartisan cooperation, today the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved S. 822, the Justice For All Reauthorization Act of 2013.

Latest News | August 01, 2013
A Rapist with Child Custody? RAINN Takes Action to Protect Survivors and their Children

Among the many atrocities that were brought to light during the proceedings against convicted rapist and kidnapper Ariel Castro, one in particular has caught the attention the attention of Congress.

Latest News | July 25, 2013
To Budget or Not to Budget? FY 2014 Still a Question Mark.

It’s appropriations season on Capitol Hill, and that means House and Senate leaders (and, especially, their staffs) are working long hours to craft spending bills for the new fiscal year that starts October 1. However, it’s not yet clear if those bills will ever become law.

Latest News | June 18, 2013
Congress Clashes on Sexual Assault in Military

The Senate Armed Services Committee, siding with Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI), resolved to leave decisions about sexual assault prosecution in the hands of military commanders rather than removing those decisions from the chain-of-command.

Latest News | June 17, 2013
DOJ Offers Strategic Changes for Victims Services, Recognizes RAINN

The Justice Department wants services for victims of crime to move into the 21st century by making better use of technology and basing services on thorough research and evaluation.

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