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There is no shame when your loved one dies. When your car is stolen. When you’re diagnosed with cancer. Friends and loved ones gather around you for support. They don’t blame you for "bringing it on yourself."

It should be the same with sexual violence. But all too often, survivors who have the courage to tell someone what happened are blamed for bringing it on themselves. This needs to change.

Start by Believing is a public awareness campaign designed by End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) to change the way we respond to rape and sexual assault in our communities.


Won’t you join us?



Start by Believing
was created without any external funding from grants or corporate sponsors.

Support this campaign and help us reach friends, family members, responding professionals, and others with this simple yet powerful message:  Start by Believing!


 

  • My name is Angela C. I am a certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Emergency Department nurse, and Mother. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Frank Ford Jr. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Emma Batch. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Lakeisha. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Burt Aloney. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Amy Rator Venelli. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Candace Duran. I am a certified nurse-midwife committed to the health and well being of women and children. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Caleb. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Loren D. Larkin. I am the SANE Program Coordinator for Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Jackie Young. I am in the Human Resources field supporting defense contractors overseas. In my line of work some employees may report sexual assaults. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
    
 

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