Crimmigration and Gender-Based Violence Against Women Asylum Seekers in Israel

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The chapter explores gender-based violence (GBV) and police responses to it in Israel, adopting a theoretical framework based on Intersectionality, Crimmigration and Legal Violence literature. Drawing on primary and secondary materials as well as on 38 in-depth interviews with public servants, civil society service providers, activists, and asylum seekers, we uncover and analyse the ways the Israeli police—a key player in forming the interactions between individuals, and between them and the state—deal with GBV against asylum seekers. The chapter aims at assisting in the design of appropriate regulatory practices that would improve the accessibility of police services to GBV victims.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender-Based Violence in Migration
Subtitle of host publicationInterdisciplinary, Feminist and Intersectional Approaches
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9783031079290
ISBN (Print)9783031079283
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022

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  • Asylum seekers
  • Crimmigration
  • Gender
  • Gender-based violence
  • Intersectionality
  • Israel
  • Legal violence


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