Types of Violence - Israel

From Locked Apartments to the Public Space: The Phenomenon of Trafficking in Women in the Past and Now

15.11.2016 / Created by ILIHFC

From the early 1990s up to the middle of the first decade of the twenty-first century, Israel had been one of the main destination countries for trafficking in women from the FSU (Former Soviet Union). In 2007, a drastic drop was registered in the phenomenon, and in 2012, Israel received the highest rating in the US Department of State Trafficking In Persons report (TIP) The objective of this report is to present a review of the public struggle against trafficking in women during the first decade of the 21st century, and to delineate its successes and implications. This report also aims is to establish a new conceptual framework for examining the current situation in order to continue uncovering the social blind spots in regards to violence and exploitation of women as “sexual commodities.” The report reviews also new modes of trafficking, such as expansion of the local prostitution industry, bringing women into Israel on tourism visas or through marriage, and the exploitation of foreign women and refugees. 


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Dr. Inbal Wilamovski
  • Co-editor : Isha L'Isha - Haifa Feminist Center
  • Publication date : 2016
  • Number of pages : 6
  • Language : English


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