Almost one in five female students is sexually harassed during her university studies. In 1988, the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law was enacted in Israel. Its purpose is to prohibit sexual harassment - in order to protect human dignity, liberty and privacy - and to promote equality between the genders.
Sexual harassment is a criminal offense that harms the relations between work and study, contravenes university policy, constitutes grounds for civil damages and is deemed a disciplinary offense. The punishment for sexual harassment may be imprisonment and / or financial compensation to the complainant. It is important to remember that despite jurists’ best efforts to define sexual harassment, no watertight definition exists and many cases fall into a grey area. Any gender