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Latest News| Oct 1, 2018

RAINN Hotline Helps Record Number of Survivors

Between Thursday, the day of the hearing, and Sunday, RAINN saw a 338 percent increase in hotline traffic. “History shows us that when high-profile allegations such as these are in the news it often causes others to reach out too. This story has clearly resonated with survivors, and has led thousands to reach out for help for the first time,” said RAINN president Scott Berkowitz.

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Sep 28, 2018

Me Too: Awareness into Action

It has been one year since survivors of sexual violence came forward and bravely told their stories with #MeToo. You may be thinking, “What’s next and how can I help?” RAINN has put together action steps that you can take to keep the spirit of #MeToo alive throughout the year.

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Oct 02, 2018

NLC Member Highlight: Cameron Esposito

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 comedian, survivor, and artist Cameron Esposito.

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Sep 25, 2018

RAINN Statement on Cosby Sentence

The women who shared their stories in the Cosby trial and sentencing showed admirable courage and strength. We are grateful that the court understood the seriousness of Cosby’s crime and sentenced him to prison. Let’s hope that the legacy of this case is that victims feel empowered to come forward, knowing that it can truly make a difference in bringing perpetrators to justice.

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Latest News | August 08, 2016
Five Years of Confidential, Innovative Support for Survivors of Sexual Assault in the Military

Over the last five years, the Safe Helpline has developed a comprehensive suite of services aimed at meeting the needs of survivors in the Department of Defense community through every stage of their recovery process. 

Latest News | August 03, 2016
The Originals Star Daniel Gillies Designs Special Edition Tee for RAINN

Acclaimed actor, writer, and producer Daniel Gillies wants to end sexual violence. From now until August 17th, you can purchase a special edition tee designed by Gillies to raise critical funds that will support the National Sexual Assault Hotline.

Latest News | July 26, 2016
Insights from the Hotline Room: Talking to Teens

Talking to teens about sexual assault is important, but finding the right words to say isn't always easy. RAINN support specialists from the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline share tips and phrases for talking to teens.

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 | July 21, 2016
RAINN and Google Team Up to Bring the National Sexual Assault Hotline to More Users

New feature from Google highlights the National Sexual Assault Hotline when users run searches related to sexual violence.

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