Kahlon calls for ‘trafficking’ committee to change name

July 2, 2012 16:51

Minister of Welfare and Social Service Moshe Kahlon on Monday called for the Knesset to consider changing the name of the Sub-Committee on Trafficking in Women to change its name to the Sub-Committee on Trafficking in Humans.

“It is important to widen the definition and activities of the committee, which also deals with trafficking in all human beings,” said Kahlon, adding that he planned to approach Knesset Speaker Ruby Rivlin with the proposal.

Kahlon pointed out that today trafficking not only affects women brought into the country for the sex trade but also men, who are taken advantage of both sexual and physically.

On Tuesday, the committee, which is currently chaired by Kadima MK Orit Zuaretz, will discuss how trafficking and prostitution in Israel affects men and particularly young boys.

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