Arizona is the First Start by Believing State!
4/16/2014
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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 to change the way we respond to rape and sexual assault in our communities.


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  • My name is Dr S Singh. I am Forensic Expert & Investigation Officer from INDIA. I Examined & Investigation 1000 of Sexual Assault cases. I believing wording of all Girls. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Sarah Sorenson. I am making this commitment at the 2012 EVAWI conference in San Diego! When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Addie Johnson. I am Therapist for YWCA South Suburban Center. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Joanne Archambault. I am a retired sergeant from San Diego PD and the mother of a 14 year old daughter. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Brian Warde . I am the Sexual Asault and Domestic Violence Porject Coordinator for a Tribal Community in southern AZ. Working together to end violence. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Suzanne O'meara. I am a single women in south africa - a victim of psycho-abuse , non-physical abuse ; i live with my parents & pets, despite the parental abuse . When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Suzanne Tijerina. I am The Sexual Assault Advocate who works @ The Crisis Center in Matagorda County. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Jeanie Kurka Reimer. I am an advocate first of all. I am also the director of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault and a past director of a sexual assault center. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Jackie Young. I am in the Human Resources field supporting defense contractors overseas. In my line of work some employees may report sexual assaults. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Lorraine. I am SA survivor, I now give a sexual awareness group in our DV Shelter. I also go to ER calls for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence and educate people. 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).
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