The RINJ Foundation

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Rape Is No Joke (RINJ)
TypeRINJ is a private, international association of humanitarians including nurses, midwives, medics, EMS workers, doctors, lawyers and investigators.
8224455 (Canada)
FocusFighting for the safety of women and children.
Area served
ProductHealth Care, Advocacy for Women's Rights
MethodGlobal Help Lines, Sexual Assault Clinics
OwnerNon-Profit self-owned
Key people
Micheal O'Brien
Rose Catalano
Esther Tailfeathers
Katie Alsop
Sharon Santiago
Formerly called
RINJ Campaign (2005-2012)

The RINJ Foundation (RINJ) is a Canadian incorporated [1] global not-for-profit health care-related non-governmental organization women's group listed with the United Nations as an NGO [2] with "a mission while supporting and medically 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.[3]"


RINJ women campaign vigorously to encourage members and the public at large to boycott entities RINJ says promote misogyny and sexual violence.[4]

Boycotts include the February 2017 response to song 'No Favors' on "I Decided" Rap Album by "Slim Shady" (Marshall Bruce Mathers (a.k.a. Eminem)) and Sean Michael Anderson (Big Sean) whom RINJ calls "rape rappers".

When rappers like Eminem and Big Sean encourage the commission of felonious crimes (Lyrics in 'No Favors' call for the rape of Ann Coulter [5]) they themselves commit an indictable offense in the USA and could be arrested. [6][7] [8][9][10][11][12][13]

Among other boycotted misogyny/rape promoting "offenders" identified by RINJ were Facebook advertisers allegedly running advertisements on Facebook pages promoting rape ("rape pages").[14] RINJ joined forces with other organizations like "Women's Views on News" [15] to organize boycotts of Facebook advertisers that ran advertisements on Facebook rape pages.

The RINJ Foundation women urged boycotts of broadcasters like Kyle Sandilands [16] in Australia who reportedly attacked a female journalist making rude remarks about her breasts and threatening to "hunt her down". RINJ also went after Bill Cosby and sought a boycott of his shows in Canada protesting outdoors in January 2015 with "Rape Is No Joke" signs [17] after a plethora of rape allegations against Cosby became public in 2014.

Safety of Migrant Female Household Workers[edit]

In April 2018, The RINJ Foundation asked the UN for sanctions against Kuwait in response to what it claimed are widespread sexual exploitation violations against migrant Filipino female workers in Kuwait. [18]

Prosecuting Rape in War Zones[edit]

The RINJ Foundation operates health care/rape clinics in and near war zones[19] to apply its care, forensic evidence gathering and reporting protocols for sexual violence in areas of armed conflict [20] where sexual violence patients are cared for [21] and evidence is gathered about the rapists with the intent of prosecution. "The RINJ Foundation addresses impunity and identification of perpetrators of rape in armed conflicts and war. " [22][23]

Warning Communities of Released Sex Offenders[edit]

The group assists communities in identifying newly released dangerous sex offenders.[24]

Reporting on and Exposing Threats to Women and Children[edit]

RINJ reports perpetrators of pervasive violence to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and has recently been cited as "calling on the international community to indict Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte for systematic extra-judicial killings that comprise crimes against humanity".[25] and has challenged operators it says have contributed to child sex trade in war zones.[26]

On February 24, 2017, the UN Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations in its 2017 regular session recommended The RINJ Foundation (Canada) for special Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council.[27] The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at its Coordination and management meeting of 19 April 2017 adopted the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to grant special consultative status to The RINJ Foundation.[28]

On June 21, 2017, RINJ launched its fifth annual international campaign[29] to provide a surge to its ongoing abolitionist campaign against Sexual slavery and Child sex tourism.[30]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Canadian Federal Corporation Information - 822445-5".
  2. ^ "UN CSO Civil Society Network".
  3. ^ "RINJ Nurses Without Borders To Set Up Medical Clinic in Shingal for Yezidis". Yezidi Post. Yezidi Post. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  4. ^ Sherwell, Philip (October 17, 2011). "Facebook Refuses to shut Rape Page run by Schoolboy". The Age (Australia) (October 17, 2011). The Age. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  5. ^ "WOMANS GROUP CALLS FOR THE BOYCOTT & ARREST OF "RAPE RAPPERS" EMINEM & BIG SEAN". Golden Sun Industry News. Golden Sun Industry. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Women's Rights Group Demands For Eminem & Big Sean To Be Arrested". Capital Extra (7th February 2017, 12:16). Capital Extra. 7 February 2017. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  7. ^ Eustice, Kyle (February 7, 2017). "Canadian Women's Group Calls For Arrest & Boycott Of "Rape Rappers" Big Sean & Eminem". HipHop DX. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  8. ^ Jonathon, Robert (Feb 6, 2017). "Ann Coulter Reacts..." (Feb 6 2017). Inquisitr.
  9. ^ Winslow, Mike (Feb 5, 2017). "Women's Rights Group Wants Rappers Eminem and Big Sean Arrested For Ann Coulter Rape Threats On "No Favors"". All Hip Hop News.
  10. ^ "The real "No Favors" story is Eminem showing some balls by declaring war on Donald Trump". Straight News. Feb 12, 2017.
  11. ^ "Eminem, Big Sean labeled rape rappers; 'No Favors' collaborators banned by women's organization". Yibida. Feb 6, 2017.
  12. ^ "Eminem et Big Sean traités de "rappeurs violeurs" par des féministes !". 10 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Canadian Women's Group Calls for Arrest and Boycott of "Rape Rappers" BigSean and Eminem". Nuevo Culture News.
  14. ^ Sherwell, Philip. "Cyber anarchists blamed for unleashing a series of Facebook 'rape pages'". The Telegraph.
  15. ^ Osmond, Jane (Nov 5, 2011). "Victory: Facebook rape page is – finally – taken down". Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  16. ^ "RINJ vs Kyle Sandilands". Torrents of Scorn. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  17. ^ "Protesters shout at fans as Bill Cosby hits the stage". CBS News. Associated Press. January 7, 2017.
  18. ^ "Duterte asks Filipinos to come Home". Arab Times. April 30, 2018.
  19. ^ Al Sowilo, Nallein. "Chairman YSDS". Yezidi Post. Yezidi Post. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  20. ^ Hart, Larry. "The Heroes of Mosul". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  21. ^ "YSDS helps to bring medical camp to treat Yezidi rape survivors in ..." Yezidi Post. YezidiPost. April 14, 2016.
  22. ^ Blackburn, Yasmina. "Rape in Conflict Is a War Crime, No Matter How You Spin It". Huffington Post. Huffington Post. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  23. ^ "European Parliament resolution on the situation in Northern Iraq/Mosul". The European Parliament. The European Parliament. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  24. ^ "Keith Theodore Constantin, 35".
  25. ^ Singh, A. "Duterte's war on drugs triggers global outcry". Asia Pacific Post. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  26. ^ "Yazidi Leaders Want Proof 'Jewish Schindler' Saved 128 Women and Children From the Islamic State - VICE News".
  27. ^ Nations, United. "Social and Economic Council" (PDF). CSONet. UN. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  28. ^ Letter, United Nations. "Economic and Social Council" (PDF). RINJ Documents. Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination Department of Economic and Social Affairs United Nations. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  29. ^ Eventsi, Canadian Events (21 June 2017). "Don't Buy a Kid, End Child Sex Trade: 5th annual launch" (Wednesday 21 June 2017 8:00AM). Eventsi. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  30. ^ Canada, Wireservice (21 June 2017). "RINJ 5th Annual Campaign Against Child Slavery - Don't Buy A Kid" ( (06/21/2017)). Wireservice Canada. Retrieved 22 June 2017.