Family Law and Trafficking in Women in Israel as the Two Ends of the Same Spectrum
DALIA DORNER BOOK, Shulamit Almog et. al., eds., pp. 363-395, 2009
33 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2009
Date Written: February 1, 2009
This paper discusses the common roots of women's status under Israeli family law and the phenomenon of trafficking in women in Israel. I argue that since under Israeli law marriage is a religious institution, women who get married in a religious ceremony become their husbands' property. Therefore, the logic of trafficking in women appears also within the "normative" context as well - marriage.
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Keywords: marriage, divorce, trafficking, equality, women, Jewish law, feminism, prostitution, pornography, Israeli law
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