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Latest News| Jan 7, 2019

Feel Secure Online: Social Media, Dating Apps, and Technology

RAINN’s president, Scott Berkowitz, has joined the advisory council for Match Group, which runs Tinder and other dating platforms. He will be part of their advisory council, bringing together leading industry experts to maximize the safety of millions of users worldwide. "I am honored to join the Match Group Advisory Council (MGAC) and am pleased that Match Group has taken this step to proactively address safety,” said Berkowitz.

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Mar 04, 2019

RAINN Statement on HBO Michael Jackson Child Sexual Abuse Documentary Leaving Neverland

Over the weekend Leaving Neverland, a documentary about allegations of child sexual abuse against Michael Jackson, debuted on HBO. It was followed by Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland. RAINN worked with HBO and OWN to provide resources for anyone watching the shows who has been affected by sexual violence.

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Mar 04, 2019

NLC Member Highlight: Ashna Chopra

Each month, RAINN features a member of its National Leadership Council (NLC). The NLC is a group of dedicated individuals who have shown their commitment to RAINN’s mission of supporting survivors and ending sexual violence. This month we checked in with supporter, Ashna Chopra. 

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Mar 04, 2019

Turn Awareness into Action this April

Individuals and communities across the country recognize Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (#SAAPM) each April. This year, as RAINN reflects on 25 years of helping survivors, we’re making this April not only about awareness, but action.

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Latest News | October 19, 2016
RAINN Calls on Next President and Congress to End Sexual Violence, Starts National Petition

The 2016 presidential election has put sexual violence front and center. To ensure that it becomes a national priority, not just a campaign talking point, RAINN supporters are calling on the next president to help.

Latest News | September 07, 2016
Congress Says ‘Yes’ to Survivors’ Rights

The Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act, passed on September 6 through the House, takes a clear stand that survivors should have full access to sexual assault forensic exams and forensic evidence collection kits.

Latest News | August 29, 2016
DNA Database Leads to Lower Crime

A new study supports what RAINN has been telling state and federal policymakers for decades: a more robust DNA database leads to lower crime rates.

Latest News | July 25, 2016
Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Helps States Erase Rape Kit Backlogs

RAINN’s policy department has joined a team of national experts selected by the Justice Department to support states’ work to address and end the backlog of untested and unanalyzed rape kits.

Latest News | June 22, 2016
Twenty Minutes of Rape

Judge Perksy imposed a sentence of only six months on Brock Turner—a sentence far less than the six years recommended by prosecutors, and only one-quarter of the normal two-year minimum sentence.

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