Trainings and Advocacy

 
Training and advocacy play an important role in the effort to combat trafficking, educating the public on trafficking and victim recognition, and providing law enforcement with the training necessary to operate effectively

Advocacy is one of the main roles of the Anti-Trafficking Unit. Said advocacy includes media interviews, participation in conferences, lecturing in various forums on human trafficking and the struggle to eliminate it in Israel.

 
In addition, the unit initiates, develops and carries out expert training on the subject of human trafficking to professionals in various fields- government agencies, aid organizations, relevant bodies and the general public.
These trainings are specifically targeted at units or functions which may come in contact with human trafficking victims (or potential victims), they are tailored to the needs of these functions and include legal content, description of relevant phenomena and the providing of tools for the identification of victims of trafficking and slavery. Some of the trainings consist of an entire day or more of lectures, some are shorter, and each is tailored to the specific needs and limitations of its target audience.
 
 
The following is a partial list of the various bodies who took part in training sessions carried out by the coordination unit in the past few years:
  • Migration authority: prosecution unit, border control, the RSD unit, the refused facility's team in Ben Gurion airport, social workers from private offices in the nursing field (under the regulation of the migration authority).
  • The Israeli police: various central units (Tel-Aviv, Negev, Lachish, North etc), Lahav 433 unit, including the Saar department, the school for the investigation and intelligence unit.
  • Prison service: the Saharonim, Givon and Mattan detention facilities.
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs: training course for ambassadors and consuls leaving the country
  • The Ministry of Justice: the prosecution, legal aid unit, the anti-money laundering authority, judges in the tribunal for detention regulation.
  • Court management: criminal judges, judges' clerks.
  • The Ministry of Economics: labour inspectors.
  • The Ministry of health: hospitals (medical and social teams), the Levinsky clinic for sexually transmitted diseases. 
  • UNHCR
  • International bodies: specialists and professionals in the field, including judges and prosecutors.
  • Various Israeli NGOs dealing with vulnurable populations: Assaf foundation, center for refugees and migrants, Kav Laoved etc.
  • Public panels accompanying film screening, symposiums, and other events.
  • Academic institutions: The College for Management, Academic Center Rupin, Tel-Aviv University, Hebrew University, Mendal Institution and more.
  • High schools and youth facilities across the country.
  • Religious leaders.

 

The unit plans to expand its training sessions in the upcoming year to new audiences. Among others, the unit is interested in raising awareness within the private and business sectors. To arrange for a lecture or training session you may contact us at combattrafficking@justice.gov.il.