Zebib Sultan

Extraordinary Eritreans: A support centre for Eritreans in Israel

Sultan fled Sudan for Israel in 2009, and like all the women around her, was imprisoned in a detention centre when she first arrived:

“We used to be sixty women in a tent. We had nothing to drink and no place to sleep- no blankets and no sheets. We had to lay close together to get warm.”

“We give English and Hebrew courses: this is necessary for work. Also we have art class, we also have family planning activities [sic],” Sultan explains.

“We also have a domestic abuse group: we discuss different women’s issues within the community. We escort women to doctors also, as they don’t have the language and someone should be with them. I always go with them,” she adds.