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New Director Named to Rain Barrel Communications

Rain Barrel Communications is pleased to announce the appointment of Paula Claycomb as Director. She joins Paul Hoeffel and Robert David Cohen, former senior UN communication officers, prize-winning journalists and social activists, who founded Rain Barrel in 2008. Paula has been serving since 2014 as Project Manager and team member on work ranging from increasing […]

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Hear it from survivors of childhood sexual exploitation.

Early this year we let you know that ECPAT called on Rain Barrel to provide support in documenting the first ever forum for adult survivors of childhood sexual exploitation. It took place in November 2016 at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Now we want to share the completed video with you, produced by Rain […]

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Why is it so hard to stop believing false information?

We were delighted to see this incisive op-ed piece by Rain Barrel Associate Silvio Waisbord in the Spanish language edition of the New York Times.  His article (available only in Spanish) draws on research into individual and social forms of bias that make human beings resistant to facts and scientific explanations that do not confirm […]

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Adult survivors of childhood sexual exploitation speak out

On November 18th, ECPAT International held the first ever forum for adult survivors of childhood sexual exploitation. The landmark Global Survivors’ Forum provided a platform for dialogue and amplified the voices of survivors from around the world. The Forum coincided with the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse and […]

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Celebrating women on International Women’s Day

This is a very special day — not only because it is International Women’s Day, celebrated each year on March 8th, but because courageous and visionary women in over 50 countries are holding demonstrations, strikes and creative actions of all kinds to demand justice.  Justice not only for all women, but social and economic and […]