National Federation of the Blind Announces Partnership with RAINN
The National Federation of the Blind today announced it has engaged RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, to assist us in furthering a safe, inclusive, and welcoming culture free of sexual misconduct as part of all NFB programs and activities.
Specifically, RAINN will initially work with NFB to:
- Create and conduct a mandatory training program regarding sexual violence and misconduct for staff, volunteers, and leadership with trainings to begin in March 2021.
- Review and augment the NFB Code of Conduct to include the strongest possible policies aimed at preventing sexual misconduct and adopting best practices in this area.
- Devise other ongoing trainings, relevant components, and resources as identified by RAINN and NFB.
“Our partnership with RAINN is a critical component of the commitment that the Board of Directors has made to our community,” said Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind. “We do not tolerate sexual violence and abuse. While this engagement is just the beginning of our ongoing and continual efforts to address this issue, we look forward to working with RAINN to ensure that everyone can participate in the critical work we do in the safest and most welcoming environment possible.”