When a Victim Comes to You,
How Will You Respond?

When someone tells you they were raped or sexually assaulted, knowing how to respond is critical. A negative response can worsen the trauma and foster an environment where perpetrators face no consequences for their crimes.

Start by Believing stops this cycle by improving our personal and professional reactions.

It all starts with you. Make your personal commitment to Start by Believing.

    I pledge to:

  • Start by Believing when someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted
  • Support survivors on the road to justice and healing
  • Help end the silence

Spread the Word #StartbyBelieving

Sexual assault isn't something anyone should go through alone. I will listen.
I will #StartByBelieving

Three little words make all the difference for sexual assault survivors:
I believe you.
#StartByBelieving

When someone tells me
they were raped or sexually assaulted,
I #StartByBelieving

I joined the global campaign to change the way we respond to sexual assault.
It’s time to #StartByBelieving