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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 Karynat Amir. I am #RVABelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Melanie Moore. I am someone who cares. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Curt. I am #RVABelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Eileen walsh. I am Supporting that it is not okay When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Shannon Taylor . I am The Commonwealth's Attorney for Henrico County and I want to be part of the solution to destigmatize the victims of sexual assault! When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Holly Mullen. I am the executive director of the Rape Recovery Center in Salt Lake City and am committed to social justice for all. Let's stop judging victims--now. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Adela Brent. I am A sexual assault counselor. I am also a woman, the sister of a survivor, the niece of a survivor and the cousin of a survivor. Let's speak up. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Anfah Aran. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Cassandra Gallegos. I am sexual assault survivor and victim advocate. Assault can make you feel like you've lost everything, including your faith in your fellow man. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Joseph T Guerrero. I am a coordinator of Parole Vctims Input Services. 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).