May 2014
How will colleges respond? 
The White House has turned up the pressure on colleges to combat sexual violence. Here's what colleges should be doing to respond. 

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Survivor Spotlight: Keith Wheeler
Keith Wheeler shares how he overcame debilitating addictions to find healing after childhood sexual abuse. 

Forensic DNA Focus on Capitol Hill 
Congress, survivors and DNA leaders get together to help end the rape kit backlog.

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Lace Up for RAINN
this Month
Join RAINN's first-ever virtual 5K to support survivors. Follow the conversation with #laceup4.

Giving Goes Social 
Give the gift of hope directly from your Facebook feed.  Get the latest news from RAINN and make a donation --- all on RAINN's Facebook page. 

RAINN Honored at the Classy Awards
The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline was named a finalist at the largest philanthropic awards show in the nation. 

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"I don't think that most rapes are the result of a miscommunication. I think they're intentional acts in which the criminal knows what he's doing." 

--- RAINN's Scott Berkowitz 

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"The best [television] depictions don't just leave it at the dramatic device of the rape itself. They use it to tell a deeper story about recovery and what effect it has on the person." 
--- RAINN's Scott Berkowitz

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"Every day we hear from people who say, 'I woke up and someone was having sex with me.' It absolutely is sexual assault because there was no consent given to that sexual act, and previous consent does not qualify as consent."  

--- RAINN's Jennifer Marsh

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