RAINN: Rape Abuse and Incest National Network By: Rocio de la Parra
ABOUT US RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is thenations largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of "Americas 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine. We created and operate the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) inpartnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense.
OUR MISSION To prevent and educate individuals and their communities to stop sexual abuse before it happens. Our prevention and education efforts include working with the entertainment industry, the media, colleges and local communities to help raise awareness about issues related to sexual assault.We also carry out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
The entertainment industry has regularly supported us, stars like Christina Ricci, Tori Amos, Mariska Hargitay, Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Smith to television networks such as NBC, FOX and Lifetime, entertainment provides a great way to reach people with important messages about sexual assault. Our speaker’s bureau is Comprised of sexual assault survivors, friends and family members from communities all over the country, members frequently share their personal stories with local community groups and hometown media. Hearing about sexual assault from people who have experienced it is a vital element of public education.
INPUTWe rely on the support from donors like you. Without your help, the National SexualAssault Hotline, Online Hotline, RAINN Day, and other vital programs would cease tofunction. *Donate Online *Donate monthly *Donate to honor someone *Donate by mail or phone *Donate at work *Donate an automobile *Donate stock *Donate your legacy *Become a RAINNmaker *Buy RAINN gear and support us
*To persevere through difficulties and help each victim. *To develop aPROCESS personal connection with each person and help them heal
The National Sexual Assault HotlineAt any given moment, more than 1,100 trained volunteers are on duty and available to help victims at RAINN-affiliated crisis centers across the country. If you need support, call 800.656.HOPE, and you will be directed to a rape crisis center near your area. The National Sexual Assault Online HotlineThe National Sexual Assault Online Hotline is the first secure web-based crisis hotline providing liveand anonymous support through an interface as intuitive as instant messaging. If you would like tolearn more about this innovative service and watch our informational video, Youre Not Alone, please visit RAINN’S online hotline page. Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline is a groundbreaking crisis support service for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one advice, support, and information to the worldwide DoD community. The service is anonymous, secure, and available 24/7 — providing victims with the help they need, anytime, anywhere.
Fashion for RAINNJoin RAINN along with a rally of supportersfrom the fashion, retail and entertainmentindustries in the fight against sexualviolence! Fashion for RAINN promotes theimportance of taking action and standing-upto this serious crime that affects 1 in 6women, and 1 in 33 men in the U.S.
-Our hotline has helped more than 1.5 million people affected by sexual violence since 1994. -We raise awareness about issues related to sexual violence reaching over 120 million people each year -Working with the media on a daily basis allows us to provide expert commentary and accurate Output statistics and messages about crime -We work extensively with entertainment industries and television networks to reach people with important messages about this issue. -RAINN day educates over 1 million students on over 1000 campuses about sexual violence prevention and recovery. -We are credited for contributing in the astonishing 50% decline in sexual violence.
HOW WE HELP OUR COMMUNITESWe help communities by preventing sexual violence, helping victims, and bringing justice to the rapists. There is a 24 hour hotline for the victims, whether they feel more comfortable seeking help online or over the phone is up to them. We want to help our victims heel internally and bring peace to their hearts and safety to their homes.
Critical reading is a huge part of our foundation, a tremendous amount of victims approach our foundation through our online hotline. Because of this we have to dedicate ourselves to:CRTICAL *to read reflectively, separate our ideas from the victims *to understand someone else’s thoughtsREADING *to engage in a skilled dialogue with the text and decipher its meaning *to find a thought, locate a key emotion *to evaluate, analyze, and understand each concept *to persevere through difficulties
To be an active participant in shaping one’s community; as college students we are more likely than any other age group to be sexually assaulted, let’s spread the word!Join RAINN day; annual campaign to raise awareness CRITICAL and educate students against sexual violence on college campuses. Each year, RAINN Day reaches over 1 million students! ACTIONTo become a responsible and committed learner
Just Just think teaches young people to lead healthy, responsible, independentThink lives in a culture highly impacted by media.
JUST THINK AND RAINN BOTH ARE ENGAGED IN HELPINGYOUNG TEENS. EDUCATING THEM TOBECOME ADEPT INDIVIDUALS. WHAT BETTER WAY OF PROPAGATING SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION THAN USING THE MEDIA? THESE TWO FOUNDATIONS CAN WORK TOGETHER AND MAKE A TREMENDOUS IMPACT ONCOMMUNITES AND WORK TOGETHER IN UNIFORMITY.
Personal ConnectionMales and females are equal, we are both in charge ofour bodies and what we decide to do with them. Somepeople dissipate and see women as objects, because of that feel they can take advantage and make women feel subordinate. I want there to be equal treatmentamongst genders and feel very strongly about womenbeing able to walk down the street and not be afraid.