First training center for professionals dealing with sexual assault in Arab sector opens

The first Israeli training program for dealing with sexual assault of children in the Bedouin and Arab sectors of society opened last month through the Haruv Institute, a Jerusalem based organization established by the Schusterman Foundation that deals with sexual assault on children in Israel.

According to the Haruv Institute, victims of sexual assault in Bedouin and Arab society are often blamed for their situation and suffer humiliation and alienation from their communities. There is very little tolerance for women who are sexually assaulted, something the Haruv Institute believes may a factor in some of the honor killing cases that take place in those communities.


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