Bringing the Nordic Model to Israel

An interview with Dafna Leil, Knesset Correspondent ENG SUB

March 2016

ATZUM-TFHT facilitated the English translation of an Israel Channel 2 interview with Dafna Leil, Knesset Correspondent. The interview, which initially aired in March 2016, related to the current composition of the Knesset and the relatively encouraging chances for the passage of Nordic Model legislation by this government.  The proposed legislation, authored by TFHT, is now being promoted with the cross-party collaboration of MKs Shuli Moalem-Refaeli (Habayit Hayehudi) and Zehava Galon (Meretz).

The segment also featured an interview with Vika, one of the only survivors of prostitution in Israel willing to be interviewed and photographed without concealment. In addition to appearing within the media, Vika also attends discussions about prostitution with the Knesset’s Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality and speaks to groups about her personal experiences and the abusive reality of prostitution. Vika is also a participant in TFHT’s empowerment program, conducted in partnership with NGO Ofek Nashi for women who have left, or are in the process of escaping prostitution.