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  1. Survivors Unite to Lift the Veil on the Rape Kit Backlog

    ... brought eight survivors together in Washington, DC, to learn about the nation’s rape kit backlog — and how they can be part of the ... for public policy, Becca O’Connor. Stay informed about the Rape Kit Action Project, and be sure to check out opportunities to ...

    11/29/2016 - 11:58

  2. Shaping a Future Generation of Journalists

    ... for sharing his/her story. Follow up with information about when and where the story will run.   "The synergy of RAINN, ... be hard-pressed to find two organizations who care as much about the potential to save lives as they are to shine a respectful and ...

    11/29/2016 - 11:54

  3. October Survivor Spotlight: Domestic Violence Awareness

    ... Speakers Bureau member Jameelah Medina talked to us about overcoming intimate partner violence and sexual assault within a ... to take my power back,” she says of beginning to speak out about her abuse. She says she also uses a kind of self-affirmation to remind ...

    11/29/2016 - 11:51

  4. November Survivor Spotlight: Runaway Prevention Awareness

    ... moving past the pain was when I began to open up and talk about it,” Shikema says. “Each time I tell my story, I regain another piece ... people who will understand.” For more information about runaway prevention, please visit the National Runaway Safeline or ...

    11/29/2016 - 11:49

  5. What’s the Difference Between South Carolina and Oregon?

    About RAINN Public Policy  Did you know that ... Mandatory Reporting for Crimes Against the Elderly o Laws about Private Communications for Victims o Criminal Statutes of Limitations ... students and anyone who wants to know detailed information about state laws,” says O’Connor. She adds that, thanks to Hogan Lovells, ...

    11/29/2016 - 11:31

  6. Toolkit Spurs Conversations for Next Steps on Campus Sexual Assault

    ... joined student survivors and their peers in a discussion about bystander intervention and recovery from assault as part of the It’s On ... and policymakers to help assess how informed they are about sexual assault policies in their communities. ...

    11/29/2016 - 11:28

  7. Support for Survivors in the Military

    About RAINN Safe HelpRoom is a group chat service that allows ... military life, and reporting options. To learn more about Safe HelpRoom or to join the conversation, please visit ...

    11/29/2016 - 11:27

  8. Cosby Allegations Lead to Spike in Hotline Use

    About RAINN Sexual Assault At least 17 women ... he used drugs to incapacitate them. The national publicity about the allegations has led to a 50% increase in usage of the National Sexual ... received, former comedian and actress Joan Tarshis wrote about how Cosby had similarly befriended her, introduced her to celebrities ...

    11/29/2016 - 11:24

  9. Defense Department Reports that Sexual Assaults are Down and Reporting is Up

    ... estimates, in a new report to the president, that about 19,000 service members experienced unwanted sexual contact in the last fiscal year, down about 27% from an estimated 26,000 victims in FY 2012. The percentage of ...

    11/29/2016 - 11:21

  10. Among Young Women, Non-Students More Likely to be Victimized Than Students

    ... that, among women age 18-24, those not attending college are about 20% more likely to be sexually assaulted than college students. The ... Americans. Female college students in that age range are about five times more likely to be sexually assaulted than the population at ...

    11/29/2016 - 11:16