Life on the margins: the experiences of sexual violence and exploitation among Eritrean asylum-seeking women in Israel Academic Article uri icon


  • Background Eritrean migrants in Israel, the majority of whom are seeking asylum, have limited access to institutional support. While the temporary group protection granted to Eritreans by Israel ensures that they are not deported, it does not confer permanent legal status, nor does it allow access to the formal work sector. This study qualitatively explores how political and economic marginalization increases the risk of sexual and other forms of violence as well as the exploitation of Eritrean women asylum seekers living in Israel.

publication date

  • January 1, 2018