It’s Time to Start By Believing!

Sexual assault victims often face reactions of doubt and blame when they report the crime or reach out for help.

These reactions can increase the trauma survivors experience and decrease the
likelihood they will pursue justice and healing. This also means that perpetrators are not held accountable for their crimes, and they remain free to hurt more people.

Let's change the response to survivors of sexual assault by expressing belief and support, rather than doubt, shame, or blame. Start by Believing!

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