Empowering Women to Exit the Destructive Cycle of Prostitution
“Seeing with my own eyes, every day, women being used, sold, and exploited in prostitution hit me in my strongest point of power as a woman. I knew I had to do something to change it.”
These words, from Lilach Tsur Ben-Moshe – a former online fashion editor who commuted each day past Tel Aviv’s Central Bus Station and saw such injustices – capture why she founded Yotsrot Hofachot (Turning the Tables) as a catalyst for women’s empowerment.
The organization promotes economic advancement for women who want to leave the world of prostitution by offering vocational training in sewing, pattern-making and digital marketing. It creates a business hub for their creations, and provides a safe space where they find respect, friendship, and encouragement. In 2018, in a first, the women of Yotsrot were featured during Tel Aviv Fashion Week, a major event that infused them with self-worth and community support.