January 10, 2019
Event Poster (Hebrew)
Dr. Ayelet Oz, Executive Director of the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants
Emi Saar, Coordinator for Combatting Human Trafficking, Hotline for Refugees and Migrants
Dr. Hila Shamir, Tel Aviv University, Principal Investigator - TraffLab
Adv. Maayan Niezne, Ph.D. Student, University of Kent (UK) and TraffLab Research Fellow
Adv. Dina Dominitz, Inter-ministerial Coordinator for Combatting Human Trafficking
The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants has been working for two decades to eradicate human trafficking and to provide assistance to its victims. As one of the major rights organizations operating in this area, over the years, a considerable amount of important information, including hundreds of testimonies and documents, has accumulated in the organization’s offices. In recent months, the Hotline mapped the legal materials in its possession from the first decade of its activities - 1998-2008, and transferred the significant materials to a digital format for uploading onto the organization’s website in order to make them accessible for those interested in this area. Such access will make it possible to locate testimony of victims, many petitions and legal proceedings filed over the years by representatives Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, outcomes of those proceedings, and many other additional materials.
This Event will launch the publication of the Hotline’s database on human trafficking. Activists in the struggle against trafficking and women from academia and from the government will speak about the past and present of human trafficking in Israel, and selected testimony of victims will be read.