12 Sep

It’s been two years. Remembering Jessica and the victims of prostitution

It has been two years since Jessica’s suicide, a woman who has been living in a brothel for the past fifteen years and exploited daily by tens of prostitution consumers. Last Thursday, August 10th 2017, we gathered for a march and a memorial ceremony held for the honor of Jessica and other 58 prostitution victims in Israel.

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17 Jul

Keeping Up with the Times: Combating Prostitution on the Internet

According to the national survey on prostitution, conducted by the Ministries of Social Services and Public Security, the virtual world has become a significant platform for the recruitment, advertisement, operation and sale of sexual services and prostitution. The survey found that in 2014 there were about 670 active Israeli “sex websites.”

Examination of these websites exposes an entire virtual industry with thousands of advertisements of sexual nature. They include many that clearly violate the law against prostitution-related offenses (such as pimping and advertising the sale of sexual services), feature erotic pictures of minors and solicitation ads for prostitution, and offer sexual services that are provided online.

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06 Mar

Prostitution in Israel Netted $308 Million in 2014, First-ever Survey Finds

By Lee Yaron and Or Kashti, Haaretz Newspaper, 06/03/2016

The first-ever government survey into prostitution in Israel found that annual payments to sex workers amounted to an estimated 1.2 billion shekels ($308.2 million) in 2014. The survey by the social affairs and public security ministries found there were between 11,420 and 12,730 prostitutes in Israel that year, 95 percent of them female. The data, published last week, showed that each sex worker had approximately 660 clients a year.

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