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Latest News| Aug 9, 2019

VIDEO: RAINN'S VP of Victim Services Delivers Keynote Address on How Tech Can Support Survivors

RAINN’s vice president of victim services, Keeli Sorensen, delivered the keynote address at Twilio’s annual SIGNAL conference. In her speech, Sorensen emphasized the importance of technological innovation and infrastructure in RAINN’s everyday work to support survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones.

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Aug 07, 2019

RAINN Partners with Twilio.org for Crisis Response and Prevention Initiative

Today RAINN announced its partnership with Twilio, the leading cloud communications platform. Twilio’s social impact arm, Twilio.org, launched its Crisis Response and Prevention Initiative. As part of the initiative, along with funding, Twilio.org established the Crisis Response Technology Network (CRTN), of which RAINN will be a member, intended to help nonprofits develop communications technology to serve individuals and communities in times of crisis.

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Aug 02, 2019

Be Part of the Solution on Campuses

Millions of high school and college students in the United States will head to campus for the first time or return for another year this fall. Bystander intervention is a powerful way that individuals of all ages can look out for each other and help create safe and respectful spaces.

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Jul 30, 2019

RAINN Files Amicus Brief in Support of Cosby Conviction

As a court weighs Bill Cosby’s appeal of his conviction, RAINN and its pro bono legal team at Hogan Lovells, LLP, have filed a joint amicus brief arguing to uphold the verdict. The brief makes the case that the testimony of five additional victims who testified against Cosby established a pattern of behavior, and that the experiences of the witnesses were strikingly similar to the experience of Andrea Constand.

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Latest News | March 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...

Latest News | February 05, 2019
Renewal of Key DNA Bill to be Considered in Congress

Debbie Smith Act Leads to 192,000 DNA Matches The Debbie Smith Act (DSA), the federal government’s primary tool to eliminate the backlog of untested DNA evidence from unsolved rape cases, is responsible for nearly half of all matches to the FBI’s DNA database, CODIS. Now, Congress is about to...

Latest News | February 04, 2019
Bipartisan House Resolution Encourages Sexual Assault Kit Reform

A bipartisan group of representatives has introduced a House Resolution to encourage state legislatures to support sexual assault kit reform legislation to ensure the collection and timely testing of sexual assault kits—sometimes called “Rape Kits.” Part of the resolution will be to make sure...

Latest News | February 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...

Latest News | February 04, 2019
Tips this Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, but dating violence can happen at any age, and that’s why it is important to be able to recognize what behaviors are acceptable and unacceptable in a relationship. While there are no guaranteed ways to prevent abuse or assault, there are some basic...

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