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Category Archives: Domestic Violence

What is stalking?

Stalking is a pattern of unwanted harassment or threatening behavior shown by one person toward another.  Both women and men can be stalked. A significant portion of women who experience stalking report that the perpetrator was someone they were formerly or currently romantic with. Listed below are some behaviors exhibited by stalkers. Following you or…
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What is human trafficking?

Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery where an individual is a forced laborer such as those forced to perform commercial sexual acts. Traffickers tend to target those who are at a disadvantage because of immigration status,  language proficiency, financial hardship, or other socially isolating factors although victims can be any race, gender, nationality, or age. Listed below are…
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What is the LGBT community?

L-Lesbian: A woman who is sexually and/or romantically attracted to other women. G-Gay: A man who is sexually and/or romantically attracted to other men. B-Bisexual: A person who is sexually and/or romantically attracted to men and women. T-Transgender: A person who identifies with a gender that doesn't correspond to their anatomical sex. Q-Queer: A term…
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What is sexual assault?

Sexual assault is a crime motivated by a need to control, humiliate and harm. Perpetrators use sexual assault as a weapon to hurt and dominate others. Sexual assault is forced or coerced sexual contact without consent. Consent is the presence of a clear yes, not the absence of a no. It can take the form…
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