10-03-2019

Performing hard labor, earning below minimum wage, and sexually harassed.

A., a Palestinian agricultural worker, earns NIS 120 for 10 hours of work. When she tried to demand her rights, her Israeli employer told her that if she did so he would cancel her work permit and that of her friends, and she would remain without work. When M., a caregiver, was harassed by her employer, she was afraid to leave her work permit was dependent on employment by the harasser. When K, a female Thai agricultural worker, would see her coworkers get drunk in the evenings she would experience “unwanted contact” but she did not have much choice but to stay and work forced to share a bathroom with the same men who would harass her.

All these are just a bitter taste of the situation of women migrant workers in the Israeli economy, for the full newsletter on the subject of the International Women’s Day: