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Start By Believing Day

April 4

On Wednesday, April 4th, show your support for survivors by participating in Start By Believing Day. 

Start by Believing Day provides an opportunity for communities across the country, and around the world, to unify with one meaningful message for survivors of sexual assault: We hear you and we are here to help you.

On this day, and every day, we seek to end the cycle of silence and change the way we respond to sexual assault, by choosing to Start by Believing. Please join us in this global message of support for sexual assault survivors.

It’s time to end this cycle of silence, and change the way we respond to sexual assault. The first step is to personally take the pledge. It all starts with you. Make your personal commitment to Start by Believing.

  • I pledge to Start by Believing if someone tells me about their sexual assault.
  • I pledge to support survivors on their road to justice and healing.
  • I pledge to end the cycle of silence.

Click here to add your name to the growing list of individuals and organizations committed to #StartByBelieving 

On Wednesday, April 4th, add your voice to the #StartByBelieving campaign by posting a statement of support for survivors via a post of video on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and tag STAR @staradvocates.

Click here to download our #StartByBelieving Action Kit!


Start by Believing is a public awareness campaign designed to end the cycle of silence and change the way we respond to sexual assault. It was first launched in April 2011. Since then, thousands of people across the country and around the world have made their own personal commitments.



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Racheal Hebert