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4/20/2015
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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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 Dale. I am I am a father of two daughters who wants all women to be honored & respected - ultimately they are or will be the mothers of us all. #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Buffy Jones. I am an investigator with the Durham Police Department's Special Victim's Unit When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Ian Mac Moore. I am a human who cares about peace, particularly for those who are under-represented. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Michele Snow. I am Crime Analyst with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and I support analytically the Sex Crimes and Family Violence Unit. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Ryan Wolf. I am a Sexual Assault Victims Advocate. When someone says they have been sexually assaulted or raped, I start by believing. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Lyndsay Durham. I am a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University, a friend, and an advocate When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Sarah Orr. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Dorothy. I am #rvabelieves When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Carrie. I am a sexual violence victim advocate. My goal is to help my community to know that "rape" is something to talk about. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Autumn Wells. I am a student. 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.
    
Start by Believing campaign proudly brought to you by End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI).