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• Destination country for men and women subjected to sex trafficking

• Some women from the former Soviet Union and China are subjected to forced prostitution in Israel.

•  Chinese sex trafficking victims are forced into prostitution for male Chinese workers in Israel.

• NGOs reportedly received 4,250 requests for sexual abuse assistance in 2010. More than 40% of applicants said they were victims of rape or attempted rape, and two-thirds said they were sexually assaulted before the age of 18.

• “Modesty patrols” harass women in Haredi neighborhoods.



• Ministry of Social Affairs operated a battered women’s shelter and an abuse reporting hotline.

• Awareness Centre (Tel Aviv) –  NGO specializing in research on trafficking in women and prostitution in Israel.


Sources: UN Women Violence against Women Prevalence Data:  Surveys  by  Country 2011; Victor Malarek, The Natashas (Penguin 2003)