LGBTQ Domestic Violence Targeted Recommendation: Improve Privacy to Increase Access

Abstract

Emergency domestic violence shelters can be an important and potentially life-saving resource for DV survivors. Boh VAWA and FVPSA affirm the importance of making DV shelter and advocacy accessible to LGBTQ people. The mainstream DV field has agreed in principle but is continuing to learn how to put these principles into practice. In conversations with providers and survivors, increasing privacy emerged as strategy for reducing barriers faced by diverse LGBTQ (and other) survivors.

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