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START BY BELIEVING

YOUR REACTION MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

LogoWhen someone tells you they've been raped, there's a simple response. Start by Believing.

EVAW International's Start by Believing campaign focuses on the public response to sexual violence, because a friend or family member is typically the first person a victim confides in after an assault. Knowing how to respond is critical - a negative response can worsen the trauma. Our goal is to inform the public, unite allies and supporters, and improve our reactions - changing the world, one response at a time.

When someone comes to you...what will your reaction be?