April 2014
Anniversary of 'Speak' Connects with New Generation
RAINN and publishing house Macmillan bring Laurie Halse Anderson's "Speak" to a new generation of young readers. Learn more about the #Speak4RAINN15 campaign and how a $15 donation can help a survivor today. 

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How You Can Support a Friend This Month 
If you or someone you love has been assaulted, it's crucial to have a support system in place. A new series of infographics shares ways you can be supportive. 
 
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Get Matched!
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, your gift to RAINN will be matched by fellow donors, enabling twice as many survivors to get the help they deserve. 

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Survivor Spotlight: Stories of Support
This month, survivors share how loved ones helped them on their paths toward hope and healing. 

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House Votes to Renew DNA Bill
A bill to renew the Debbie Smith Act, which would help eliminate the backlog of untested DNA evidence from unsolved rape cases, was passed by the House of Representatives.  

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RAINN Teams Up with Degrassi 
to Help Teens
TV show Degrassi included a storyline that followed the aftermath of an alcohol-facilitated sexual assault and its impact on the school. In conjunction with the episode, TeenNick aired a PSA that encouraged viewers to get help from the National Sexual Assault Hotline.

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"The general things she is expressing are things we hear from many survivors. One of the hardest things a survivor has to deal with, and we'd like to see, is the university to quickly make [housing] accommodations." 

--- RAINN's Scott Berkowitz

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"I understand resource limitations and I understand why they would not want to spend the money to create a problem in their own state, but still, you'd think that rapes, like murders, would be take more seriously than that." 

--- RAINN's Scott Berkowitz 

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"We launched an online hotline in 2006 to complement our telephone hotline because we were finding that our younger victims in particular just weren't comfortable picking up the phone and saying out loud what happened to them."
 
 --- RAINN's Scott Berkowitz 

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