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Latest News| Jun 19, 2020

For Many Black Survivors, Reporting Raises Complicated Issues

According to Department of Justice statistics, Black girls and women 12 years and older experienced higher rates of rape and sexual assault than white, Asian, and Latina girls and women from 2005-2010. Not only do members of the Black communitty experience higher rates of sexual violence, but they often feel they have few options for seeking justice and help due to a number of widespread institutional and historical factors. “If I could say one thing to other Black survivors right now, it would be,’ You matter and there is help,’” said Sonya, survivor and RAINN Speakers Bureau member.

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Jul 10, 2020

How RAINN’s Policy Team Works to Help Survivors

Recently, as Congress has considered police reform legislation, RAINN has urged House and Senate leaders to include a number of additional changes to help survivors of sexual violence. RAINN’s suggestions address issues that disproportionately impact Black victims of sexual violence, especially Black girls, who are overrepresented in juvenile justice data.

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Jul 10, 2020

Grooming: Know the Warning Signs

One tool common to those who sexually abuse kids and teens is grooming: manipulative behaviors that the abuser uses to gain access to a potential victim, coerce them to agree to the abuse, and reduce the risk of being caught. Though grooming can take many different forms, it often follows a similar pattern. 

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Jun 19, 2020

Author of New Children’s Book on Healing and Exploring Identity

In the just-released children’s book, The Ship We Built, author Lexie Bean tells the story of a transgender boy, Rowan, learning to embrace his own identity while healing from child sexual abuse. 

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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.

Latest News | September 24, 2009
Hotline Usage Spikes Following Mackenzie Phillips' Interview with Oprah

Following Mackenzie Phillips' disclosure of her incestual relationship with her father, many survivors of sexual abuse and assault have been inspired to come forward and get the help they deserve.

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