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Prostitutes as Victims of Domestic Violence: How Can We Provide Services?  

Author:  Luisa D.  Johnson.

Source: Volume 21, Number 01, October/November 2015 , pp.5-6(2)

Domestic Violence Report

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Prostitutes are victims of many forms of violence. They are abused by customers, pimps, and police officers. However, a little known fact is that they also are victims of intimate partner violence. The cure for this epidemic of domestic violence starts with education and recognition of the variety of women, and men, who need help, including prostitutes. This article highlights some of the initiatives and programs implemented to address this specific aspect of IPV.

Keywords: legalization; prostitution as a form of sex inequality related to gender-based violence; substance abuse, emotional trauma, and physical abuse; SafeHouse; Standing Against Global Exploitation Project (SAGE Project); Veronica‚Äôs Voice; Human Traffick

Affiliations:  1: Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC.

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