Latest News

Latest News| Dec 20, 2019

Critical Rape Kit Backlog Funding Passed By Congress

Congress reauthorized the nation’s primary DNA testing program through 2024. The U.S. Senate voted to renew the Debbie Smith Act, which has increased the use of DNA and has led to more than 192,000 DNA matches in CODIS (the FBI’s DNA database system). The bill had already passed the House, and is now headed for the president to be signed into law.  

Read More
Jan 02, 2020

Journalist and Activist on How to Be There for Survivors

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 journalist, editor, entrepreneur, activist, Jacqui Cheng.

Learn More
Jan 07, 2020

Surviving R. Kelly Part II Leads to 40% Increase in Calls to National Sexual Assault Hotline

“The Friday and Saturday after 'Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning' aired, RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline experienced a 40% increase in calls. We are proud to have partnered with Lifetime on this project and are encouraged that our work with the media continues to empower survivors of sexual violence to seek the help that they need to heal.” - Erinn Robinson, RAINN Press Secretary

Learn More
Jan 02, 2020

Stalking Isn’t Romantic, It’s a Crime

During National Stalking Awareness Month this January, RAINN is bringing attention to different forms of stalking and some warning signs that you may be experiencing stalking. “The majority of stalking is perpetrated by someone the victim knows, often a current or former romantic partner. Whether it’s in-person or online, stalking is never acceptable behavior,” says Keeli Sorensen, RAINN’s vice president of victim services.

Learn More
Latest News | November 08, 2012
Thank You, RAINN Supporters

It’s hard to believe that it’s been one year since the Penn State community first came together to support survivors in the wake of the charges against Jerry Sandusky.

Latest News | November 01, 2012
And the 2012 RAINN Day Winner Is...

Using colorful umbrellas and Skittles to educate fellow students, Miami University of Ohio is the winner of the RAINN Day/Cosmo 2012 Multimedia Contest.

Latest News | November 01, 2012
Project Model Tee: A Fashionable Night for Charity

Project Model Tee hosted its "Friendship Event" for RAINN, gathering New York City's fashion models at the breathtaking Hudson Terrace, a rooftop lounge overlooking the Hudson River, to empower voices and instill hope.

Latest News | November 01, 2012
Facebook Selects RAINN for New Charity Platform

There’s a new way to help survivors of sexual violence, and it’s as simple as saying “Happy birthday,” “Congratulations,” or “Thinking of You” on Facebook!

Latest News | November 01, 2012
FBI: Forcible Rape Reports Down 2.5 Percent in 2011

According to a new report from the FBI, the number of forcible rapes reported to law enforcement declined in 2011 from the prior year.

Pages

Get the latest from RAINN in your inbox.

Check out RAINN’s Newsletter Archives