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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 Kierra Bullock. I am i believe #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Robyn. I am an adult who was not believed as a child and still not believed to this day so I made a promise to always believe...now as an Advocate...I BELIEVE!, When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Bailey . I am Survivor When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is ABBEY BROWN. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Hargrove. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Valerie Isaacs. I am a school based social worker and a counselor in training for LPC licensure. I am also a survivor of sexual violence. I will start by believing. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Renata. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Amelia Wolfe. I am a mother and grandmother and don't want my grandaughter to ever experience sexual (or any type) violence.#rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Samuel Duncan. I am a police officer with the City of Durham. I believe in the response "Start By Believing." It truly can make a difference. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Cartie. I am an advocate for women's rights and I work every day to make a difference in the lives of women, children and men who are victims of IPV. 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).