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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 Christine. I am the coordinator for the Lake County Sexual Assault Coordinating Council. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Sherry. I am VCU staff and Client Support and I care and will show support to a survivor by believing. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Gil Falasco. I am Someone who cares how we respond to victims. #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Brenda Roth. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Stacey Cramer. I am Anti-Trafficking Adovcate. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Nilam. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Alex Gebler. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Blair Petring. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Michelle N. I am Executive Director of Women's services including sexual assault and domestic violence counsellors and advocates.  I'm also a former advocate myself When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Raquel Patrick. I am #rvabelieves 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).