Prostitution Research

Prostitution Research

Mission: Prostitution Research & Education (PRE) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that conducts research on prostitution, pornography and trafficking, and offers education and consultation to researchers, survivors, the public and policymakers. PREís goal is to abolish the institution of prostitution while at the same time advocating for alternatives to trafficking and prostitution - including emotional and physical healthcare for women in prostitution. The roots of prostitution are in menís assumptions that they are entitled to buy women for sex, and in racism, and womenís poverty.

History: PRE was founded in 1995 by Dr. Melissa Farley (view Dr. Farley's CV), a research and clinical psychologist. Since that time, thousands of researchers, legislators, survivors, activists, and advocates in the US and around the world have turned to PRE for carefully researched facts about trafficking and prostitution. PRE has provided research data and consulting to agencies around the world offering services to women escaping prostitution. PRE collaborates with other organizations in our research and educational projects whenever possible.


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