SAPR Month Educates Airmen at Beale Air Force Base
4/20/2015
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Canyon County Idaho Start by Believing Training and Proclamation Signing - April 20, 2015
4/17/2015
Denver 9NEWS Co-Anchor, Kyle Clark, makes commitment to Start by Believing
3/18/2015
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Start by Believing?? that means we start by NOT believing the accused. That's called turning the co...
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Thank you Kyle for the compassion and balance. "Believing something happened".
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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 Benjamin D Tyan. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Kendra Bannach. I am A Special Agent with US Army CID. I investigate crimes against women and children. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Sammi Blanchard. I am A survivor and someone who cares. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is ALYSSA SERA JOSEPH. I am #RVABELIEVES When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Haven. I am a survivor #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Megan Alstatt. I am a detective and forensic interviewer who believes in educating everyone on sexual abuse and ending the myths about it. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Danielle white. I am A supporter of the cause #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is lucy donato. 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 Jenny Hollingsworth. I am a Patrol Officer for the Durham Police Department. 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.
    
Start by Believing campaign proudly brought to you by End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI).