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"Women to go" protest targets sex trade in Israel

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"Women to go" protest targets sex trade in Israel


It is not what one usually sees in store windows, but in a shopping centre in Tel Aviv, women tagged with price tickets are being offered for sale.

It is part of a protest to highlight the problem of human trafficking for the sex industry.
An estimated 3,000 woman are living in Israel today having been smuggled into the country and sold and resold while being assaulted, raped and starved.

Campaigner Ori Keider explained:
“ What we see here today is an example of what’s going on in houses and basements and yards in this city, but today we’re showing it in the centre of this shopping mall so people can understand, they cannot look away.”

The distress and violence meted out to the women was not hidden and shoppers were asked to sign a petition calling for people who pay for sex to be prosecuted.
The protesters hope that way the demand for sex workers will be reduced and it will be the clients and not the prostitutes who’ll bare the brunt of the law.

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