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Latest News| Jun 19, 2020

For Many Black Survivors, Reporting Raises Complicated Issues

According to Department of Justice statistics, Black girls and women 12 years and older experienced higher rates of rape and sexual assault than white, Asian, and Latina girls and women from 2005-2010. Not only do members of the Black communitty experience higher rates of sexual violence, but they often feel they have few options for seeking justice and help due to a number of widespread institutional and historical factors. “If I could say one thing to other Black survivors right now, it would be,’ You matter and there is help,’” said Sonya, survivor and RAINN Speakers Bureau member.

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Jul 10, 2020

How RAINN’s Policy Team Works to Help Survivors

Recently, as Congress has considered police reform legislation, RAINN has urged House and Senate leaders to include a number of additional changes to help survivors of sexual violence. RAINN’s suggestions address issues that disproportionately impact Black victims of sexual violence, especially Black girls, who are overrepresented in juvenile justice data.

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Jul 10, 2020

Grooming: Know the Warning Signs

One tool common to those who sexually abuse kids and teens is grooming: manipulative behaviors that the abuser uses to gain access to a potential victim, coerce them to agree to the abuse, and reduce the risk of being caught. Though grooming can take many different forms, it often follows a similar pattern. 

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Jun 19, 2020

Author of New Children’s Book on Healing and Exploring Identity

In the just-released children’s book, The Ship We Built, author Lexie Bean tells the story of a transgender boy, Rowan, learning to embrace his own identity while healing from child sexual abuse. 

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Latest News | May 25, 2016
Survivor Story: Joe

Joe, a survivor of sexual abuse in early adolescence, speaks openly about the stigma associated with male survivors, living with mental health challenges, and the special love and support he found in his relationship with his pets.

Survivor Spotlight | April 19, 2016
Why I Run: Khadijah

The “Why I Run” Series is a three-part series featuring survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones who include physical fitness as part of their healing process. 

Latest News | April 16, 2016
RAINN Survivor Series

The RAINN Survivor Series, a new multimedia campaign in which seven survivors share their personal experiences with sexual assault, encourages those impacted by sexual violence to reach out for help through the National Sexual Assault Hotline, available via phone (800.656.HOPE) and secure online...

Survivor Spotlight | April 08, 2016
Why I Run: Laurel

Laurel, a survivor of sexual assault, is just one of hundreds who will be hitting the road on May 21 to support survivors of sexual assault through Lace Up 4 RAINN, an annual 5k race hosted by RAINN. 

Survivor Spotlight | March 22, 2016
Survivor Story: Jeannette

Jeannette lived through a difficult and tumultuous childhood, including a father who began sexually assaulting her at a young age. As a member of RAINN's Speakers Bureau, she shares her story to create something positive out of what happened to her and to show other survivors that they are not...

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