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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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Jan 07, 2019

RAINN’s President and Founder Reflects on 25 Years

When Scott Berkowitz founded RAINN in 1994, he had no idea it would grow into what it has become today—the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States. We checked in with Scott to hear his thoughts on how RAINN has evolved, what it’s doing today to support survivors, and where he sees the organization going in the future.

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Feb 04, 2019

NLC Member Highlight: Laurie Halse Anderson

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 survivor and bestselling author of the novel Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson. 

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Dec 14, 2018

CBS Awards RAINN $2 Million to Help Survivors of Sexual Assault

RAINN today received a $2 million grant from CBS to continue its efforts to help survivors of sexual assault through its victim services programs. "Ending sexual violence takes everyone working together. This generous support will make it possible for us to help tens of thousands more survivors," says Scott Berkowitz, president and founder of RAINN.

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Latest News | June 16, 2016
Senate Passes Justice for All Reauthorization Act

This important bill prioritizes rape kit testing, expands DNA use, and helps the innocent. Recently passed by the Senate, the bill now heads to House.

Latest News | May 25, 2016
Hawaii Acts To Protect Children, Test Rape Kits

By passing two anti-sexual violence laws this year, Hawaii is setting an example for state legislators across the nation.

Latest News | April 27, 2016
Bipartisan Group of Senators Renews Call for Campus Reforms

RAINN's vice president for public policy spoke at a Capitol Hill press conference urging swift action on the bipartisan Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA), alongside survivor advocates and lawmakers.

Public Policy | April 15, 2016
Congress Honors National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Members of the Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus joined advocates and officials from across the country to commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and to honor those who have dedicated their lives to promoting justice for victims. 

Public Policy | March 27, 2016
How Does Your State Define Consent?

Thanks to pro bono help from law firm Hogan Lovells, RAINN’s Defining Consent database helps provide a detailed answer, customized for every state, to the common question: What exactly is consent?

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