Two-hundred and fifty people protested against “rape culture” and violence against women in central Tel Aviv Saturday night. The protest took place as a number of cases of sexual violence made national headlines last week, including a sexual harassment complaint against Minister — and presidential hopeful — Silvan Shalom and presidential hop by a former employee. Protesters called for greater law enforcement for sex crimes, increased support for victims of sexual violence and the abolish ion of sexual harassment as a cultural phenomenon in Israel.
Women at the protest against ‘rape culture’ in Tel Aviv. Written on the women’s bodies, from left to right, is “For raping” (literally “to rape”) and “We won’t turn our backs,” March 29, 2014, Tel Aviv. (Photo by Keren Manor/Activestills.org)
A masked, topless woman at a protest against ‘rape culture’ in Tel Aviv, March 29, 2014. The sticker on the woman’s forehead reads: ‘Kicking away sexism’ (Photo by Keren Manor/Activestills.org)
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