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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 | June 03, 2013
Statement from RAINN's president and founder, Scott Berkowitz, on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision, Maryland vs. King

"DNA has already aided nearly 200,000 investigations, and thanks to today's decision it will continue to be a detective's most valuable tool in solving rape cases.

Latest News | April 25, 2013
Justice for All: Senate to Consider Renewal of Key Law

Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and John Cornyn (R-TX) today introduced the Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2013, which would renew and expand existing law to better use DNA technology to combat crimes.

Latest News | March 27, 2013
How VAWA Protects Victims

Are you wondering what, exactly, VAWA does — and how it helps? Here are a few of its key parts.

Latest News | February 28, 2013
House Passes VAWA, Including SAFER Act; Bill Heads to President

The U.S. House of Representatives today followed the Senate in voting to renew the Violence Against Women Act, sending it to the president to be signed into law. VAWA, which has helped reduce the level of sexual violence in the US, expired more than a year ago.

Latest News | February 28, 2013
Congress Passes SAFER Act

As part of its renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, the House of Representatives today passed the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act, which will help eliminate the backlog of untested DNA evidence from unsolved rape cases and take countless rapists off the streets

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