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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 Amy Glatz. I am JFHQ-SARC for the NJ National Guard, I help victims of Sexual Assault become survivors! I do believe! When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Laurie Cole. I am the administrative assistant for Family Support Center and our mission is to establish an abuse-free environment in Stevens County. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Hilary. I am a survivor and an advocate. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Valerie Parker. I am Sexual Assault Therapist When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Dawn James. I am an advocate for victims of domestic violence and a survivor of sexual assault. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Andrea. I am a psychologist, who works primarily with survivors of rape, sexual assault, and childhood sexual abuse. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Renee. I am the director of a Children's Advocacy Center and have worked hard to create a caring SYSTEM response to child abuse, especially sexual abuse. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Danielle Coffee. I am an educator for the YWCA south sub center in Chicago Heights, IL. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Danae Wells. I am on staff at a High School. I made my commitment at West Virginia's 12th Annual Sexual Assault and Stalking Symposium and SART Summit. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Cassandra Erenrich. I am a sexual assault victim advocate and I will make my SART wear the ribbons! When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
    
Start by Believing campaign proudly brought to you by End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI).