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Ani b’shock – “Advancing Women’s Rights in Public Housing” project by Janice Fricker

Ani b’shock – “Advancing Women’s Rights in Public Housing” project by Janice Fricker

By Janice Fricker Shatil is pleased to welcome Janice Fricker, a volunteer who made Aliyah from Canada after a 30-year career in education.  Janice is keenly interested in social justice, women’s issues, democracy in action, shared society, and the environment. From time to time, Janice will be offering her first- person experiences with various issues [&hellip

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Meet Dr. Reem Younis: Israel’s First Arab Woman Surgeon

Meet Dr. Reem Younis: Israel’s First Arab Woman Surgeon

As a mother of three and a full-time oral surgeon, you wouldn’t think Dr. Reem Younis would find the time for activism. Nonetheless, she is active in Shatil’s Citizens’ Forum for the Promotion of Health in the Galilee and works to convince the city council to prioritize health in Upper Nazareth. “There is a lack of awareness [&hellip

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Posted in: Health, Women as Agents for Change

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A New Precedent in Public Housing

A New Precedent in Public Housing

Meital Cohen celebrated last week’s precedent-setting announcement that at least 800 apartments in Tel Aviv will be dedicated to people like her who need public housing. The new neighborhood, as big as a city, is to be built on the grounds of Sde Dov, the Tel Aviv airport that is in the process of being [&hellip

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Major Victory for Healthcare

Major Victory for Healthcare

Following years of relentless activism, the Arab-Jewish Citizens Forum for the Promotion of Health in the Galilee achieved a major coup for the residents of Israel’s north: The government announced that it would allocate NIS 930 million to improve health services in the northern periphery. The amount will be allocated over four years. More than [&hellip

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Meet Zoya Levitin Pushnikov: Feminist, Activist, Fellow

Meet Zoya Levitin Pushnikov: Feminist, Activist, Fellow

Born in Siberia, 29-year-old Zoya Levitin is a member of “Generation 1.5” – children of immigrants from the former Soviet Union whose job it was to translate social security documents to their parents and who knew about taxes by second grade. “Our parents didn’t know what they were coming to. And they came with very [&hellip

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Posted in: Fellowships, Social Justice

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A Socially Just Urban Renewal

A Socially Just Urban Renewal

Last week in an unprecedented success for fair housing, an urban renewal law was passed by the Knesset. The bill contained each and every measure recommended by NIF grantee the (Shatil guided) Forum for Public Housing. Thanks to intensive lobbying and activism by the Forum, the legislation now ensures many protections for current public housing [&hellip

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And the Winner Is . . .

And the Winner Is . . .

Public housing activist Rikki Ben Lulu is one of four incredible women to receive the Yaffa London-Yaari award for her outstanding commitment to social justice, equality and human rights. While Rikki’s ride from her public housing apartment in Ashdod to the awards ceremony in Tel Aviv took less than an hour, Rikki has been on [&hellip

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Public Housing Activists from All Walks Gather in Tel Aviv

Public Housing Activists from All Walks Gather in Tel Aviv

What does an Israeli public housing resident look like? New Shatil staffer Cary Jacoby thought she knew until her stereotypes were shattered when she drove three activists to her first Shatil-led public housing conference last month. One of her riders, Beth Herzog, was an American immigrant and according to Cary, “had my look.” Beth is [&hellip

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