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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 | August 19, 2012
RAINN Statement on Rep. Akin's "Legitimate Rape" Comment

Each year, thousands of women become pregnant as the result of rape, and many more survivors are faced with PTSD, depression and other long-term results of the crime.

Latest News | June 21, 2012
Lavinia's Story: Why the SAFER Act is so Important

Critical evidence from the attack on Lavinia B. Masters, a member of RAINN’s speakers bureau, sat on a shelf for over two decades before it was tested. In the meantime, the rapist had struck again, attacking several more women.

Latest News | April 25, 2012
RAINN Supports Critical Senate Amendment to VAWA That Will Increase Transparency and Efficiency of Rape Kit Testing

Today RAINN announced its strong support for the bipartisan Justice for Victims Amendment.

Latest News | April 24, 2012
Sen. John Cornyn Discusses the Importance of the SAFER Act

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has just introduced the SAFER Act as an amendment to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in the US Senate.

Latest News | January 25, 2012
FBI Changes its Definition of Rape

For the first time, rapes of men and statutory rape will be included in the official statistics that the FBI collects for the annual Uniform Crime Report (UCR).

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