Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

Briefing to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) - October 2017

Date: 5.7.18 Source: ASSAF
This  report by ASSAF was submitted to the UN Committee on  the Elimination of Discrimination ahead of its review of Israel on October 2017.  The report focuses on Eritrean and Sudanese women who reside in Israel under a non-deportation policy. It examines the way in which current Israeli policies and legislation directly and indirectly push African women asylum seekers, at least a third of them survivors of torture in the Sinai Peninsula, into poverty, and significantly increases their vulnerability to gender-based violence, including family violence and abuse.