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Latest News| Apr 2, 2020

COVID-19 Update: RAINN is Here for Survivors

As each us face the many ways COVID-19 has affected our communities and everyday lives, we wanted to take a moment to let you know that RAINN continues to be here to support survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones, no matter what. We know that this is a difficult time, and that uncertainty and feeling a lack of control over our lives may feel especially overwhelming for survivors of sexual violence already coping with trauma and stress. If you need to talk, the National Sexual Assault Hotline is available at 800.656.HOPE or online.rainn.org. As always, services are free, confidential, and 24/7. Whether you’re a survivor or a loved one, we're here for you.

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Apr 02, 2020

RAINN Working to Protect Vulnerable Populations During COVID-19 Crisis

RAINN is working with state agencies to address emergency preparedness and response measures for survivors of sexual violence, particularly children, during the COVID-19 pandemic. “During natural disasters and in conflict zones, the prevalence of sexual violence increases,” said Camille Cooper, RAINN’s vice president of public policy. “There are so many things we need to consider in this crisis to ensure that we’re doing all we can to prevent sexual violence and appropriately respond when it does happen.”

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Mar 17, 2017

How to Get Involved in Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month 2020

At RAINN, we’re dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence every day of the year—but each April we do a little something different. April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (#SAAPM), and this year we’re focusing on the vital role that loved ones play in supporting survivors.

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Apr 02, 2020

Sexual Violence Researcher Talks About Supporting Loved Ones

Each month, RAINN highlights a member of its National Leadership Council. 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 Dr. Sarah Peitzmeier, a researcher, advocate, and RAINN volunteer. "You can't make it happen right now, but you have the privilege of walking beside your loved one as they work to heal themselves," says Dr. Peitzmeier

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Latest News | January 25, 2012
FBI Changes its Definition of Rape

For the first time, rapes of men and statutory rape will be included in the official statistics that the FBI collects for the annual Uniform Crime Report (UCR).

Latest News | November 27, 2011
The Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act of 2011 Signed into Law by President Obama

President Obama signed the Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Act into law on November 21st.

Latest News | August 22, 2011
87,476 Victims Take Their First Step Towards Recovery Online

Five years ago this month, RAINN transformed the field of victim services with the launch of the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline, the web's first secure hotline service. The Online Hotline's innovative approach and cutting edge technology have allowed victims and survivors to get the help...

Latest News | November 02, 2010
Oprah and Tyler Perry Raise Awareness About Male Sexual Abuse

On Friday, November 5th, The Oprah Show will air a landmark show about male childhood sexual abuse. Last month, Hollywood mogul Tyler Perry revealed the devastating details of his childhood sexual abuse in an interview with Oprah, and this Friday, he will return for this special program.

Latest News | February 28, 2010
Thousands Call Hotline After Speakers Bureau Member Appears on Oprah

RAINN Speakers Bureau member Gregg Milligan last week made a brave appearance on The Oprah Show to speak about the physical and sexual abuse that he suffered at the hands of his mother.

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