Start by Believing

[box type=”shadow” align=”aligncenter” ]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.[/box]

Start by Believing is a public awareness campaign designed to change the way we respond to rape and sexual assault in our communities.

The following video was produced by the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre in Halifax.