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Palestinian Israeli women and men in solidarity with Egyptian women

Palestinian Israeli women and men in solidarity with Egyptian women

Approximately 80 Palestinian Israeli women and men demonstrated February 12 in identification and solidarity with Egyptian women demonstrators suffering sexual harassment and gang rapes in Tahrir Square, Cairo. The Egyptian women’s call asking feminists and activists throughout the world to put pressure on Egyptian embassies in the wake of a Salafi preacher’s justification of sexual [&hellip

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Request for Proposals in the field of Social Justice

Request for Proposals in the field of Social Justice

The New Israel Fund (NIF) is receiving throughout December 2011 requests for proposals in the field of Social Justice. Requests will be received from organizations and groups promoting policy change in the field. Preference will be given to organizations, groups or projects dealing in the topics of housing, employment, or those that help weaker strata [&hellip

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A Haifa Story: Diversity, sharing, art and culture

A Haifa Story: Diversity, sharing, art and culture

More than 1,000 people reveled in a showcase of Haifa’s colorful cultural wealth at the first Haifa Story Festival September 13-16. Co-produced by SHATIL’s Haifa as a Shared City initiative, local activists and Et LeShinuy (A pen for a Change), and sponsored by the American Embassy, the Festival brought together Haifa’s diverse residents to celebrate one [&hellip

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Polygamy causes suffering among women, study finds

Polygamy causes suffering among women, study finds

May 24, 2011 Arab women in Israel who are in polygamous marriages live in a state of poverty, neglect and anxiety. Polygamy disrupts women’s and children’s lives and condemns them to a life of poverty, loneliness and depression. These are the conclusions of a qualitative study conducted recently among Bedouin women in the Negev by [&hellip

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Celebrating National and Individual Independence

Celebrating National and Individual Independence

May 12, 2011 As we celebrate the independence of the State of Israel, we also celebrate the steps her individual citizens take to achieve personal independence. SHATIL rejoices at being a catalyst for the movement toward freedom and independence of women such as Laila Alzohail, a graduate of two SHATIL trainings. Laila’s credits her journey [&hellip

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SHATIL Publishes 2011 Training Manual

SHATIL Publishes 2011 Training Manual

April 26, 2011 “The SHATIL course transformed my thinking…I learned that I, an ordinary citizen, can could influence policy.” – Elisheva Katz, participant in a social change training for social workers in Haifa For the first time, SHATIL’s new trainings booklet is available in a digitized, searchable form on-line as well as in hard copy. [&hellip

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Behind the scenes at the Social Workers’ Strike

Behind the scenes at the Social Workers’ Strike

March 15, 2011 “We’re tired of being social slaves.” “With this meager (aluv) salary, we’ll fight like in Libya (Luv).” These and other rhyming slogans, featured prominently on banners and verbally in countrywide demonstrations by striking social workers as well as in press coverage of the protests, were composed at a SHATIL training aimed at [&hellip

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Culture with a social-change agenda in Haifa

Culture with a social-change agenda in Haifa

February 14 The upper level of Haifa’s Kapiut café was full last Sunday night. Sixty people turned out to hear Anat Gur talk about her latest book, Women Abandoned, based on interviews and conversations with Israeli prostitutes. The evening, moderated by Geora Rosen, the director of the NGO umbrella group Civic Leadership, was part of [&hellip

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Na Lehakir: Recognition for Unrecognized Bedouin Villages

Na Lehakir: Recognition for Unrecognized Bedouin Villages

February 14 Shatil has long been committed to improving the lot of the Bedouins living in the South of Israel. The Negev Bedouins are fiscally impoverished – more than two-thirds live below the poverty line – and subject to a range of Kafkaesque governmental policies. Some 80,000 Bedouins live in so-called unrecognized villages, where they [&hellip

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Kiryat Shmona to offer affordable housing for students

Kiryat Shmona to offer affordable housing for students

March 1, 2011 Two years ago, SHATIL began to cooperate with students at Tel Hai College to address the pressing socioeconomic challenges of the Galilee. SHATIL is engaged in fostering the values of social justice among young adults in northern Israel, a region all-too-often neglected by the country’s policymakers. This week, the collaborative efforts of [&hellip

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