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March 6-7, 2022
Virtual Format, Via Zoom


Event Poster (Hebrew)

15 Years to the Prohibition of Human Trafficking Act:

Conference Towards the Release of a Journal of Law, Society and Culture Volume on Human Trafficking

Organizers: Hanny Ben-Israel, Maayan Niezna, Hila Shamir

Conference Program:

 

Sunday March 6 – 18:00-20:30

15 Years to the Prohibition of Human Trafficking Act

 

18:00 - Greetings and Opening Remarks

18:10 - Keynote

Rachel Gershuni, International Expert, Former National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator – Ministry of Justice

 

18:40 - Roundtable Discussion:  Human Trafficking in Israel, 15 Years of Struggle

Dina Dominitz, National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator – Ministry of Justice

Michal Tadjer, Kav LaOved

Ayelet Oz, The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants

Hila Shamir, Tel Aviv University, TraffLab Research Group

Moderator: Maayan Niezna, Kent University and TraffLab Research Group

 

19:40 - In the First Person: Migrant Workers Reading Texts Written in a Writing Workshop for Migrant Workers in Israel

Presentation of the Writing Workshop and Authors:

Hanny Ben-Israel, Tel Aviv University, TraffLab Research Group

 

 Reading of Texts by Workshop Participants:

 Lela Tsirekidze

 Sherima Cramer

 Emmanuel Sampson Nyeh

 

Monday March 7, 2021 – 10:00-15:30

Workshop Towards Release of the Journal Volume on Human Trafficking

  

10:00 - Human Trafficking and Work Migration

 

The Migration Challenge of Labor Law

Hanny Ben-Israel, Tel Aviv University, TraffLab Research Group

Commentator: Guy Davidov, Hebrew University

 

Researching the Agriculture Sector as a Site of Human Trafficking for Slavery and Forced Labor

Yahel Kurlander, Tel-Hai Academic College and TraffLab Research Group

Avinoam Cohen, Tel Aviv University, College of Management and TraffLab Research Group

Commentator: Shahar Shoham, Humboldt University (Berlin) and Trafflab Research Group

 

11:00 - Human Trafficking: A Historical and Global Perspective

 

Human Trafficking and the Gap Between Economies: A Medieval Perspective

Youval Rotman, Tel Aviv University

Commentator: Liat Kuzma, Hebrew University

 

The League of Nations and the Migration of Women into Prostitution: The Roots of the Struggle Against Trafficking in Women

Liat Kuzma, Hebrew University

Commentator: Youval Rotman, Tel Aviv University

 

12:00 - Break

 

12:30 - Human Trafficking and the Sex Industry

 

Regulatory Neo-Colonialism: The Impact of Euro-American Policy on Human Trafficking on the Adoption of the Prohibition of the Consumption of Prostitution Law in Israel

Yeela Lahav-Raz, Ben Gurion University

Commentator: Hila Shamir, Tel Aviv University, TraffLab Research Group

“I Do Not Trade in Citrons, My Friend”: Lines from the Image of Pimps and Traffickers of Women in the Neo-Liberal Worldview

Noemi Levenkron, Bar Ilan University

Tal Raviv, Independent International Expert on Migration and Human Rights

Commentator: Yoav Sapir, Tel Aviv University

 

13:30 - Policy Regarding Victims of Human Trafficking: Needs, Responses and Challenges

 

Psychological Consequences of Human Trafficking and the Effects of Legislation, Policies and Legal Proceedings on the State of Mental Health After Trafficking and the Treatment of Victims

Shlomit Ben Shmuel, Private Clinic

Ido Lurie, “Shalvata” Mental Health Center and Tel Aviv University

Yael Barnea, Yehuda Abarbanel Mental Health Center

 

Identification and Referral mechanisms: Towards a Deliberate Response to Victims of Human Trafficking

Yael Agmon Nacht, Tel Aviv University

 

Commentator: Ayelet Oz, Hotline for Refugees and Migrants