RINJ PurposeRINJ is a private, international association of humanitarians including nurses, midwives, medics, EMS workers, doctors, lawyers and investigators that comprises a global Civil Society Organization.
- The RINJ Foundation has adopted a mission while supporting and caring for survivors, to also gather and compile detailed information on parties to armed conflict that are credibly suspected of committing or being responsible for acts of rape or other forms of sexual violence.
- The RINJ Foundation vows to be especially vigilant in its Sexual Assault Clinics (RSAC) and aggressively gather evidence where a pattern of sexually violent conduct appears to prove the crime of genocide.
- The RSACs offer free medical care to women and children and their families. Community related services such as victim advocacy, crisis hotlines, community outreach, & education programs are provided based on each RSAC's resources at the discretion of the local RSAC nurse-led team.
- In the conduct of its mandate The RINJ Foundation has learned the best way to achieve its objectives is to offer full medical care to the community served by RSAC mobile units and to establish long-term relationships with female and child clients for the purpose of establishing and understanding in absolute privacy the complete range of needs of the patient. Any patient seen at our doorstep can be assumed to be a health care patient.
- Patients who report sexual assault crimes are canvassed for as much information as possible about perpetrators so that any assistance they may provide is made available to investigators. All communication is absolutely private. The patient has the option of reporting the crime and seeking a prosecution in which they will participate. If that is the patient's decision the nurse follows the prescribed intake and forensic evidence collection procedure as set out in pre-intake, primary exam and forensic kit protocols. https://rinj.org/documents/medical_forms/
- RINJ is pioneering "Team-Based Health Care". Mobile RSAC Team Leads are most likely to be an RN (Registered Nurse) but regionally they report to and are delegated by a Nurse Practitioner (NP). NPs are an integral part of The RINJ Foundations primary care teams strategy and lead the move to team-based medical practice in community settings.
- NPs are especially effective in refugee and combat regions as well as rural settings where there are shortages of doctors, and with patients who suffer a multitude of chronic illnesses and are ill-suited for a traditional seven-minute doctor's appointment.
RINJ Opposes Gender-Based Violence
The RINJ Foundation seeks a safer world for you and your family by preventing gender-based violence and supporting survivors of this crime. The foundation educates public officials, the general public, social media providers and traditional media outlets about the dangers to society of misogyny; monitors and reports on actors who commit or order the commission of acts of sexual violence as a tactic of genocide or war to humiliate, dominate, instill fear in, disperse and/or forcibly relocate civilian members of a community or ethnic group. The RINJ Foundation 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. The RINJ Foundation seeks better criminal justice while advancing a rape-averse social conscience.
Helping Rape Survivors & Encouraging the Prosecution of Rapists:
1. The RINJ Foundation collects donations and offers funding assistance for counseling; medical aid; reconstructive surgery; and special care and attention otherwise unavailable owing to funding or specialist resource issues.
2. 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.
3. RINJ shares learning for the betterment of court processes;
- a. provides data to the public about 'wanted' sex offenders/suspects or recently released-from-prison rapists who may be of interest to the community;
- b. encourages a more diligent execution of duty by law enforcement investigating sexual assault / rape complaints; and
- c. plays a role in overseeing how sexual assault / rape survivors in war-torn countries find remedy.
The RINJ Foundation Objectives
1. To educate and increase the public's awareness of the basic principle of The RINJ Foundation, that "Rape Is No Joke".
2. Educate the public and professionals about prevention of, and responses to, rape and all sexual abuse against all people by offering courses, seminars, conferences and meetings and by collecting and disseminating information on that topic.
3. Assist those affected by rape and sexual abuse through counseling and treatment programs.
4. Train police officers, military personnel teachers, social workers, and crisis response workers on how to recognize and respond to sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, online sexual exploitation, and to assist those affected.
5. Assist institutions where possible in using the most modern methodology for gathering and evaluation evidence for the prosecution of rape crime.
6. Assist and encourage a new United Nations' effort to end the use of rape as a weapon of war.
7. As a global association to assist the United Nations efforts of monitoring and investigation of reports of the rape of persons in regions of conflict or war and to assist agencies bring support to victims and (through accurate and impartial evidence gathering by volunteers and paid workers) bring justice to perpetrators.
BackgroundEducating about the perils of perpetuating rape culture.
The RINJ Foundation has extensive past and sustaining goals, accomplishments, activities and aspirations which you can read about throughout its web site.
First created in 2010 in response to a series of viral rape content on the internet plus court evidentiary issues RINJ was formalized in late summer 2011 by the people who were involved in supporting the victim of the Canadian Pitt Meadows rape case in 2010.
The RINJ Foundation, an incorporated Non Profit, Non Government Organization.
Members of the Organization
Any person 18 years or older may be a member of The RINJ Foundation. Most members are people who support the RINJ Foundation by joining as members in social media (people who join, like, follow, support The RINJ Foundation on Facebook.com, Twitter.com, Google Plus, MySpace, Pinterest, and more) and who sign up as supporters on the RINJ.org web site.
1. Any person who considers themselves to be a member of RINJ Foundation is prima facia accepted as such unless their conduct would indicate otherwise.
2. Members have no entitlement to any asset, share or real property of The RINJ Foundation.
3. Each member may have one vote in matters to be decided by plebiscite.
4. Each member shall have the ability to communicate their ideas, views and opinions to the Board of Directors c/o the CEO of The RINJ Foundation by viable means provided by The RINJ Foundation.
- The structure of the RINJ Foundation is comprised of a Board of Directors, a Chief Executive Officer with all CEO-quality functions and various appointed Project Managers reporting to the CEO.
- The CEO shall appoint Project Managers.
- The CEO shall prepare budgets and financial plans for the Foundation and keep the Board of Directors informed in all aspects of the execution of its strategies.
- The Board of Directors is comprised of 3 to 9 persons from the general business community and is responsible for the general guidance of the CEO and setting overall strategies for the Foundation.
- The Board of Directors may, on a vote, when asked to do so by the CEO or following a motion and vote by the board, appoint new board members up to a total of nine.
- The main procedure of operational level decision-making in the organization is by general consensus of project managers with the CEO and where no consensus can be achieved the Board of Directors through its CEO, makes the decision.
- Strategic direction is established by the Board of Directors under advice from the CEO.
- The annual general meeting of The RINJ Foundation shall be held late August to Mid-September each year. Any member may attend.
- Elections and appointments for the different structures of the organization shall happen and shall be deemed to have happened when the Board of Directors so directs.
- All decisions of the Board of Directors shall be final.
General Work of The RINJ Foundation Volunteers
1. monitors media content;
2. educates social media and other media outlets about the perils of misogyny and rape culture;
3. monitors and reports international law news;
4. monitors and reports on global court proceedings related to sexual assault;
5. promotes a more learned and open discussion of the issues of sexual assault;
6. promotes education for the safety of the person;
7. seeks a higher adherence to safe community standards.
8. seeks stiffer penalties for rapists;
9. promotes the creation of a better criminal justice system; and
10. seeks to advance a RAPE-averse social conscience.
Project ManagersProject Managers may be assigned operating instructions, budgets and full autonomy within those two constraints notwithstanding full oversight and control by the CEO.
Achieving the work of The RINJ Foundation is the responsibility of the CEO.
The CEO is the Chief Executive Officer of the RINJ Foundation and shall be responsible for the day-to-day.
- Engage and disengage and train all staff and contractors.
- Organize and achieve all fundraising.
- Shall serve as the face of the organization by attending important functions within the community and establishing relationships in the business community.
- Act as financial controller and engage in fiscally safe financial practices on behalf of the foundation to ensure it operates within budgetary guidelines.
- Work as a visionary or leader for the organization.
- Develop both short- and long-term strategies for raising funds, developing community awareness and promoting participation in the organization by members who may be serving on a volunteer basis.
- Lead the organization forward by implementing various programs that encourage an active organization.
- Valuate funding requests for certain extreme emergency cases in need of medical evacuation; reconstructive surgery and other care and attention otherwise unavailable owing to funding issues.
- Determine how funds are dispersed.
The RINJ Foundation Annual General Meeting
The annual general meeting of The RINJ Foundation shall be held late August to Mid-September each year. Any member may attend.The RINJ Foundation Financial Accounting and Audit
To be assigned by The CEO each year in sufficient time for completion of all financial and tax reporting.Dissolution of The RINJ Foundation
At any such time as The RINJ Foundation shall become dissolved its assets shall be converted to cash and donated to The United Way once all encumbrances and payables are resolved.
The RINJ Foundation
RINJ operates 100% on funds from private funders to ensure RINJ
- freedom to offer humanitarian assistance when & where needed; &
- maintain RINJ independence from political, religious & economic influence.
- RINJ volunteers observe neutrality and impartiality in the name of universal medical ethics; the rule of law; and the universal right to humanitarian assistance.
- RINJ claims full & unfettered freedom in the exercise of its functions.
- RINJ volunteer/members undertake to respect professional codes of ethical standards & maintain independence from political, economic or religious powers.
- RINJ volunteers/members understand the risks and dangers of the missions they carry out and make no claim for themselves or their assigns for any form of compensation other than that which The RINJ Foundation might be able to afford them.
- Impartiality & neutrality are not equal to silence. When RINJ workers witness extreme acts of violence against individuals or groups, the organisation may speak out publicly. RINJ may seek to bring attention to extreme need and unacceptable suffering when access to justice or lifesaving medical care is impeded, when medical facilities come under threat, when crises like rape for the purpose of genocide are neglected, or when the provision of aid is inadequate or abused.