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‣ Victim blaming: In extreme cases of blaming the rape victim, victims in some cultures are said to have "asked for it" [asked to be raped], simply by not behaving demurely.

Videos. Who are we? What are The RINJ Foundation Women doing?

The RINJ Foundation is an international membership-driven NGO with numerous operational service units purpose-built and managed to achieve its goal (see about) to protect children & their families from violence. The RINJ Foundation began with the mantra "RapeIsNoJoke" as a women's group campaign opposed to gender-based violence (rape) & expanded at a furious rate of growth.
  • The RINJ Foundation's clinics, investigators & nurses provide health care & justice for survivors in areas of armed-conflict, displaced person settlements & in refugee camps.
  • We educate the world about sexual violence, misogyny & rape culture in the context of human rights, the rule of law & a more sophisticated discussion in a gender-equal environment.
  • We monitor, collect evidence, investigate & prepare prosecutions against actors who commit or order the commission of sexual violence as a tactic of war to humiliate, dominate, instill fear in, disperse and/or forcibly relocate civilian members of a community or ethnic group.
  • Our volunteers and staff monitor and report on global court and legislative proceedings related to gender equality, rape, & sexual assault crime and by whatever means available, particularly education, strive for change towards gender equality and a higher adherence to safe community standards.
Read more about who we are and what we do in our "about RINJ" section.

Rape(RSAC) Surgical(TRF-RSC) & HealthCare(TRF-RHC) Clinics

RSAC (RINJ Sexual Assault Clinics) are Nurse-led sexual assault clinics medically treating rape survivors in combat zones and sexual violence survivors in refugee camps Asia and Africa. RSACs in combat zones or refugee camps also perform rape kits and investigate & report the occurance of gender-based violence & sexual violence in war zones. New locations are planned. Read more about rape as a war crime.
The Nurses Without Borders
Free medical care in The Rinj Foundation Remote Health Care Clinics (TRF-RHC) is offered to women and children in areas of dire need around the world. Narrow specialty RINJ Sexual Assault Clinics (RSAC) work well in major cities as out-of-sight treatment clinics existing for the purpose of caring for survivors and performing forensic evidence collection for police and court services. In many developing nations of the world this concept does not work for cultural reasons. The RINJ Foundation found it extraordinarily effective to provide basic health care in regions of armed conflict and refugee camps. Caring for survivors of rape as a war crime (Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court) has become a significant operational unit of The RINJ Foundation. Learn more about RSAC Nurses Without Borders.

Community related services such as victim advocacy, crisis hotlines, community outreach, & extensive public health education programs are provided based on each RSAC's resources at the discretion of the local RSAC nurse-led team. Learn more about this operational unit in the context of actual projects like Sinjar and Rojava.

The RINJ Foundation - Remote Surgical Clinics(TRF-RSC) support groups of TRF-RHC units as transportable basic surgery, regional centers performing routine minor and emergency major surgeries while connected to a telehealth diagnostic center. These are the largest mobile units we operate built into 40ft recycled steel shipping containers.

The care model we use insists on full service including follow up and basic long-term patient health co-management and care.

  • Trauma care;
  • Physical injuries treatment and minor surgery;
  • Sexually transmitted disease detection treatment and prevention;
  • Sexual assault forensic testing;
  • Pregnancy issues, from abortion to delivering your baby;
  • Legal course of action counseling;
  • Criminal prosecution assistance;
  • Mental health care; and
  • All needed follow-up care.

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Each clinic has a total need of:
  1. 5 Professional Staff (3 Nurses, 2 security/assistants)
  2. 1 Health Care Administrator (Certificate)
  3. Support for all staff incl. food and lodging.
  4. 3 Regional volunteers who speak the language of the locals.
  5. Medications we must buy and supply to patients for ongoing treatment.
  6. Equipment maint., spares, Oxy + other gases, disposables.
  7. $377,500 USD Per year Per Unit
Note: We receive a steady flow of nearly-expired meds, supplies, equipment etceteras which defray some of the above costs. "Thank you so much!" :') to those donors.

Read more in our"RSAC" section.

The RINJ "Rape Help Line"

Type 'rapeisnojoke.org' into your phone's browser. Remember: "RapeIsNoJoke.org." It is a HELP LINE. A set of directions pop up. You won't need to dial a number. You can next 'click-to-call'.

Somebody is here for you: WhatsApp or Txt or Phone (+1)6477399279. Step-by-step guide for survivors of rape. Call 911 or your local emergency services number. Go to a safe place if you are able.

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FGM Clinic

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Survivor reconstruction clinic.The RINJ Foundation is planning the integration of a major surgery (general anesthetic, over-night stay) clinic within one of its RSAC facilities, hoping to complete the project in or before 2017. Surgery will reverse some damage and mitigate the FGM side effects in most cases.

Read more about Female Genital Mutilaton (FGM).

Newest RSAC Clinics

(Operating or being set up now.)
  1. Ethiopia
  2. Philippines
  3. Sinjar
  4. The Islamic State(since mid 2014)

Rape Kits

Rape Kits are used to gather forensic information about the sexual violence crime. The RINJ Foundation raises funds for the purchase of 'rape kits' (also known as physical evidence recovery kits [PERK]; sexual offence evidence collection [SOEC] kits) and/or the funding of rape kit testing. Medical professionals complete sexual assault forensic evidence kits which must be quickly tested with results sent to police & prosecutors.

Read more about the RINJ Rape Kit Program.

Sex Offenders

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 violence complaints; educates the public on the latest occurances and approaches to minimizing sexual violence crimes; and plays a role in overseeing how survivors in war-torn countries find remedy.

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War Crimes of Sexual Violence

War-Crime The RINJ Foundation NGO workers investigate and catalog crimes of rape in war zones. We send out a message that rape is no longer a trophy of war but a serious war crime that will be prosecuted as a crime against humanity.

Read more about Rape as a War-Crime.

'Don't Buy A Kid - End Child Sex Trade' Campaign

"End child sex trade | Don't buy a kid", is the mantra of The RINJ Foundation's international campaign against child sex trade. Educating for better safety of children; education of governments for better laws; and by leveraging existing law enforcement with evidence & crime cataloguing evidence the RINJ Foundation seeks to minimize & eventually end child sex trade.

Read more about our Don't Buy A Kid Campaign.

Know What To Do If You Have Been Raped

If you have an emergency, go here now.

Read more about the definition of rape and sexual assault; and what to do if you are attacked.
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‣ It has been proposed by Dr. Roxanne Agnew-Davies, a clinical psychologist and an expert on the effects of sexual violence, that victim-blaming correlates with fear. "It is not surprising when so many rape victims blame themselves. Female jurors can look at the woman in the witness stand and decide she has done something 'wrong' such as flirting or having a drink with the defendant. She can therefore reassure herself that rape won't happen to her as long as she does nothing similar."

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