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  1. Barbara’s Story

    “39 years ago, I was alone. Nobody talked about being raped by your boyfriend.” “I thought that because ... she realized the experience wasn’t normal. “I talked about the fact that the act was coercive and violent, and my classmate turned ...

    01/03/2017 - 11:01

  2. Keith’s Story

    ... The experience haunted Keith, and he remained silent about the assault for the next 35 years. “I was afraid of what people would ... can experience additional challenges due to social norms about masculinity. Keith also felt pressure to keep his story a secret to ...

    01/03/2017 - 11:00

  3. Julianna’s Story

    ... to recognize these actions as abuse or to come forward about what is happening. Julianna kept the abuse a secret for several years, ... featured in the RAINN Survivor Series.  Learn more  about the campaign. If you or someone you know has been affected by ...

    01/03/2017 - 10:58

  4. Lucy’s Story

    ... again] was to tell my story… but it wasn’t easy to talk about.” . Second Paragraph:  Through activities ... waiting for returned phone calls, leaving messages, reading about the law, trying to find information and answers, it was totally ...

    01/03/2017 - 10:57

  5. Perpetrators of Sexual Violence: Statistics

    ... is perpetrated by the institution’s staff. 4 About Perpetrators  . . ... as punishment for sexual violence crimes—that’s about 12% of all state inmates. 9 These inmates are staying in prison ...

    12/20/2016 - 14:45

  6. Scope of the Problem: Statistics

    ... her lifetime (14.8% completed, 2.8% attempted). 4 About 3% of American men—or 1 in 33—have experienced an attempted or ... rape are age 12-17. 6 ​ Read more statistics about child sexual abuse .   The Majority of Sexual ...

    12/20/2016 - 14:20

  7. Tiffany's Story

    ... coach. Once the decision was made, she talked to her parents about what happened, but again she was met with disbelief. “They didn’t ... ‘If this really happened why didn’t you say anything about it? I can’t believe he would do something like this.’” Tiffany ...

    12/15/2016 - 14:06

  8. Survivor Spotlight: Amanda

    ... we are brave, and we are survivors.” Learn more about how to help a friend or loved one after a sexual assault. ...

    12/09/2016 - 09:26

  9. Doubling Your Gift to RAINN, Doubling Your Impact for Survivors

    About RAINN People are turning to the National Sexual Assault ... in record numbers, seeking help and information about sexual violence. To meet this unprecedented demand, RAINN has been adding ... victim services and outreach programs. Here, she talks about the importance of supporting survivors of sexual violence and how to ...

    12/01/2016 - 16:21

  10. Newest DoD Safe Helpline Video Highlights Benefits of Connecting

    About RAINN 2016 DoD Safe Helpline video now available ... ago and we’re the first person that they have talked to about it,” says a Safe Helpline staff member in the video. In addition to ... to receive a copy of the video to help share information about this valuable resource. Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline ...

    11/30/2016 - 13:59