November 2013
Instagram Retires #RapeFace 

Within 48 hours of RAINN's launch of a '#rapeface is not a joke' social media campaign, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, put an end to the meme: a search revealed no photos with the #rapeface tag.


DoD Safe Helpline App Showcased at mHealth Conference

 The DoD Safe Helpline app turned heads this month at mHealth, which showcases mobile health technologies. The award-winning app allows military Service members to create a personalized self-care plan to aid in their recovery.


Celebration of Hope
Are you near DC? Join RAINN and special guests for the 4th Annual Celebration of Hope! Enjoy cocktails, live jazz music and bites from renowned DC restaurants, all while supporting a great cause.

RAINN Action Center
You can help bring sexual predators to justice, help survivors and improve the criminal justice system. Visit RAINN's new Action Center for all the tools you need to make Congress pay attention. 

Speaker Spotlight

The Justice Department estimates that 1.6 million youth run away each year. One of the issues that many runaways face is sexual violence. That's why Angela Kempe is sharing her story.  


Kent State's 
SongFest for RAINN
Nearly 1,000 students crowded into a ballroom to watch members of Kent State's Greek community perform musical skits about sexual violence. 

Give at Work
Are you a federal employee? Please designate RAINN through the Combined Federal Campaign (#10488) and help promote RAINN to your colleagues. 

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"Sometimes victims are not ready to talk aloud. That survivors are able to tell their story [on the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline] is incredibly beneficial to them."
---- RAINN's 
Jennifer  Marsh in Newsweek

Scott Berkowitz, the president of the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, said light sentences are "extremely frustrating" for victims. "It suggests that the crime itself wasn't that serious," he said, adding rape "is the most violent crime that a victim lives to remember." 
---- MSNBC

Working with people who could find themselves in the position to prevent a rape as a bystander is one of the most promising techniques colleges have started using, says Scott Berkowitz, founder and president of RAINN. 
---- USA Today

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