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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 Naja Arthur. I am a feminist and full supporter of sexual violence victims When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Angie Campos. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Lisa Furr. I am with the Viriginia Office of the Attorney General Mark Herring. We believe that ever one deserves to be heard and believed. #RVABELIEVES When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Rebecca. I am a Mother of two daughters who are being sexually molested by their dad. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is K Hoover. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Joya Sanyal. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Anna Skala. I am an Advocate. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Lori. I am I'm 25 years old and going to school to become a nurse. I have cystic fibrosis and had a double lung transplant may of 2012 #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Samuel. I am #RVABelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Maria del Mar Ortiz. I am Executive Director (attorney) at Puerto Rico Office of Legislative Services. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
    
 

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