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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.  

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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.

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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

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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.

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Latest News | April 24, 2012
Sen. John Cornyn Discusses the Importance of the SAFER Act

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has just introduced the SAFER Act as an amendment to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in the US Senate.

Latest News | April 01, 2012
R&B Star Rahsaan Patterson Releases New Song to Help Fellow Survivors

Hit recording artist Rahsaan Patterson is releasing a new original song, “Don’t Touch Me,” which will raise money for RAINN.

Latest News | March 27, 2012
97 of Every 100 Rapists Receive No Punishment, RAINN Analysis Shows

Only three out of every 100 rapists will ever spend even a single day in prison, according to a new analysis by RAINN of Justice Department data.

Latest News | March 21, 2012
Paige Denim Launches RAINN Blue to Benefit The Rape Abuse and Incest National Network

Famed denim designer Paige Adams-Geller is launching an exclusive new jean color, RAINN Blue, which will benefit RAINN.

Latest News | February 29, 2012
Common Sense Ways to Stay Safe this Spring Break

Did you know that college-aged students are at the highest risk for being sexually assaulted? With spring break just around the corner, RAINN has released some helpful safety tips.

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