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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 AMANDA STOCKTON. I am ALL OF THE ABOVE!!! When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Debby Mize. I am the Director of Prevention for a DV agency. I believe through education we can empower people to seek peace. It will happen when we let it. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is van. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Blanca L. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Keith turner. I am person who thinks people should have peace of mind. #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Alex. I am An employee of Reynolds and I believe and support victims voices. #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is AKULA N.. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Dorothy K. I am a SANE nurse. I believe! When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Investigator A. Bongarten. I am an Investigator with the Special Victims Unit. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I start by Believing. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Emily LeBlanc. I am a sexual assault counselor. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
    
 

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Start by Believing campaign proudly brought to you by End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI).