The Tel Aviv Municipality’s enforcement branch will team up with the Task Force
on Human Trafficking, to clean up the business cards for sex workers scattered
across the city, the municipality stated on Tuesday.
International Women’s Day on Friday, the municipality said city enforcement
workers will take part in lectures on the trafficking of women and the sex trade
in the city, “in order to gain a deep understanding of the problems and
importance of this phenomenon.”
The city said that while it does not have the
tools the police has to fight the sex trade, its municipal workers have the
authority to fine those distributing the cards, though they admit they cannot
take action against the printing presses that make the business cards – which
can be found in the hundreds on the streets of Tel Aviv, especially in the
city’s northern and north central neighborhoods.