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If you see a sexual assault crime call 911. If you were raped put yourself into the care of first responders immediately--call 911.

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What is RINJ™

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 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:
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The RINJ™ Foundation offers funding assistance for counseling; medical aid; reconstructive surgery; and special care and attention otherwise unavailable owing to funding or specialist resource issues.

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 cataloge 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.

Knowing What To Do If You Have Been Raped

What is rape? Have I been raped? If you have a sexual assault emergency call 911. If you have been raped your first priority is to put yourself into the care of first responders before doing *anything* and that includes going to the washroom--call 911.
  1. If you have not called 911, go to a safe place.
  2. You should report the crime, notify police immediately. Get intothe care of first responders fast by calling 911. Reporting the crime canhelp you regain a sense of control.
  3. Call a friend, a family member, or someone else you trust who can bewith you and give you support.
  4. Preserve all physical evidence of the assault. Do not shower, bathe,douche, eat, drink, wash your hands, or brush your teeth until after youhave had a medical examination. Save all of the clothing you were wearing atthe time of the assault.
  5. Unless you have summoned police immediately to preserve the crime sceneplace each item of clothing in a separate paper bag. Do not use plasticbags. Do not clean or disturb anything in the area where the assaultoccurred.
  6. Get medical care as soon as possible. Go to a hospital emergencydepartment or a specialized forensic clinic that provides treatment forsexual assault survivors. Even if you think that you do not have any physicalinjuries, you should still have a medical examination and discuss with ahealth care provider the risk of exposure to sexually transmitted infectionsand the possibility of pregnancy resulting from the sexual assault. Having amedical exam is also a way for you to preserve physical evidence of a sexualassault.
  7. If you suspect that you may have been given a "rape drug," ask thehospital or clinic where you receive medical care to take a urine sample.Drugs, such as Rohypnol and GHB, are more likely to be detected in urinethan in blood.
  8. Write down as much as you can remember about the circumstances of theassault, including a description of the assailant.
  9. Get information whenever you have questions or concerns. After a sexualassault, you have a lot of choices and decisions to make - e.g., aboutgetting medical care, making a police report, and telling other people. Youmay have concerns about the impact of the assault and the reactions offriends and family members. You can get information by calling a rape crisiscenter, a hotline, or other victim assistance agencies.
  10. Talk with a counselor who is trained to assist rape survivors. Counselingcan help you learn how to cope with the emotional and physical impacts ofthe assault.

RINJ™ encourages removal of web and other media content that condones sexual violence.

Allowing this content further normalises a rape culture and the high instance of sexual violence in global society.

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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.

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