Israeli Sculptors Erect Huge Public Vagina in Protest of Sex Trafficking

The 50-foot statue made of prostitution leaflets was unveiled to mark International Women's Day.

50-foot-statue made of 10,000 pamphlets advertising prostitution erected in Tel Aviv for International Women's Day
Moti Milrod

Two Israeli women have built a 50-foot-statue in Tel Aviv made of 10,000 pamphlets advertising prostitution, in a political statement on International Women's Day.

Sasha Kurbatov and Vanane Borian spent around a year on the project that now stands on Tel Aviv's iconic Rothschild Boulevard, as a protest against the trade in Israel, where trafficking in women is technically illegal but sadly goes on.

In a post on her Facebook page, Kurbatov links to an article about the work from the Independent, which points at how the U.S. State Department in 2015 "ranked Israel in the top tier of destinations for human trafficking" and recommended improved enforcement of laws that have been passed against it.

"We hope that our project speaks for itself," Korbatov says. 

פתחנו בחגיגות יום האישה הבינלאומי!מאות שעות של איסוף ברחובות העיר,עשרות ימים של הרכבה,חמישים מטר אורך,שלוש מטר גובה,אלפי כרטיסים,עשרות אלפים א.נשים.במעגל הזנות.ויום אישה אחד.

Posted by Sasha Kurbatov on Monday, 7 March 2016