Email Campaign to Key Cabinet Ministers
By entering your name and email in the form above, you will be sending the following message to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Minister of Internal Security, Yitzhak Aharonovich and Minister of Justice Yaacov Neeman.
To Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
the Minister of Internal Security, Yitzhak Aharonovich and
Minister of Justice, Yaacov Neeman:
Israel has an opportunity to join the ranks of the world’s most progressive countries by finally seeking to end its appalling and well-documented human trafficking problems. Modern abolitionists around the world look to Swedish, Norwegian and Icelandic legislation that targets demand for paid sex. These countries regard human trafficking for sex and prostitution from a human rights perspective. The message from these countries is that women, girls and boys are not for sale.
Will Israel send the same message by passing legislation that criminalizes the buying of others for sex? Polls show that a majority of Israelis welcomes such a law, and the Scandinavian countries have demonstrated it is effective. Sweden has a 10-year record demonstrating the success of its law. Simply put, without paid demand there will be far less supply.
We urge the Government of Israel to put an end to human trafficking within its borders and stand up for human rights, and gender equality. We support ATZUM’s Task Force on Human Trafficking in its efforts to create this change in Israel.
The eyes of the world are always on Israel. Make it a shining light of freedom by stopping the trafficking of human beings for sex. We now know what must be done to achieve this: end the demand!