Rape, in the course of war, dates back to antiquity, ancient enough to have been mentioned in the Bible. From time immemorial, rape has been regarded as spoils of war. Now it will be considered a war crime. We want to send out a strong message that rape is no longer a trophy of war but a serious war crime. ~ The RINJ Foundation
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What is The RINJ Foundation
RINJ is an anti-rape foundation. RINJ educates the public, social media providers and traditional media outlets about the perils of misogyny and rape culture and monitors & reports thereof; monitors and reports on actors who commit or order the commission of acts of sexual violence as a tactic of war to humiliate, dominate, instil fear in, disperse and/or forcibly relocate civilian members of a community or ethnic group; monitors and reports on global court proceedings related to rape / sexual assault; educates for a more learned and open discussion of the issues of sexual assault; provides education, general information and study resources to enhance the safety of the person; and overall seeks a higher adherence to safe community standards. RINJ seeks better criminal justice while advancing a RAPE-averse social conscience, eventually ending rape crime.
Helping Rape Survivors: The RINJ Foundation - (Rape Is No Joke)
The RINJ Foundation raises funds for the purchase of 'rape kits' and/or the funding of rape kit testing. First responders and hospitals must have rape kits and completed rape kits must be immediately tested with results sent posthaste to police and prosecutors.
RINJ shares learning for the betterment of court processes; provides data to the public about 'wanted' sex offenders/suspects or recently released-from-prison rapists who may be of interest to the community; encourages a more diligent execution of duty by law enforcement investigating sexual assault / rape complaints; and plays a role in overseeing how sexual assault / rape survivors in war-torn countries find remedy.
The RINJ Foundation sends volunteer NGO workers to assist United Nations War Crime investigators catalog crimes of rape in war zones. We want to send out a message that rape is no longer a trophy of war but a serious war crime that will be prosecuted.
The Buzz on RINJ Foundation: Education is A Solid Solution
With integrity as its guiding light, the RINJ Foundation mission is to make the promise of safety for women and children live up to its potential. Educating through seminars, periodicals, internet, social media, pamphlets, media, chapter meetings and survivor support groups, The RINJ Foundation promotes the right of all persons to security of the person, particularly the rights of all women and children fro safety from the crime of sexual assault / rape.
A recent U.N. study (released Sept. 2013) of 10,000 men in six countries across the Asia-Pacific region found nearly 1 in 4 acknowledged they had raped a woman.
"Men begin perpetrating violence at younger ages than previously thought. Half of those who admitted to rape reported their first time was as teenagers; 23 percent of men who raped in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, and 16 percent in Cambodia were 14 years or younger when they first committed this crime.
"Of those men who admitted to rape, the vast majority (72-97% in most sites) did not experience any legal consequences, confirming that impunity for rapists remains a serious issue in the region.
"Across all sites, the most common motivation men cited for rape was related to sexual entitlement, a belief that men have a right to sex with women regardless of consent. Over 80% of men who admitted to rape in sites in rural Bangladesh and China gave this response.
"Overall, 4 percent of respondents said they had perpetrated gang rape against a woman or girl, ranging from 1 to 14 percent."
People who have been raped can be severely traumatized and may suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder; in addition to psychological harm resulting from the act, rape may cause physical injury, or have additional effects on the victim, such as acquiring of a sexually transmitted infection or becoming pregnant.