I am fortunate to be testifying before you as a professional and as a survivor. It's vital to understand that we've been brainwashed into not believing in the justice system. The existing laws are no help when we want to file a complaint, and they don't support us. We have no protection. I'm using “we” to include the women I call my sisters in combat. That puts us off from seeing the process through to the end. It's really hard.
Raising fines for pimps is all well and good, but the law as a whole needs to be reviewed. It needs to really support victims.