#WeBelieve is a campaign led by survivors, advocates, community members, and organizations committed to sexual assault criminal justice reform in Austin, Texas. The campaign is rooted in a set of visionary demands for what #WeBelieve are necessary outcomes for justice, truth and transparency around sexual assault.
We believe the first step towards building trust and creating a path forward is to understand where we’ve been.
We believe that no one organization or department controls the movement against violence; instead, our public systems and organizations are accountable to the communities they serve and must work together to address survivor concerns.
We believe that because sexual assault investigation and prosecution present many challenges, success requires innovative practices, specialized training and a commitment to combating institutional oppression.
We believe that as community members, we all play a role in addressing harm; organizations within and outside of traditional sexual assault response play important roles in the long-term healing for those affected by sexual violence.