In a fruitful culmination of three years of activism, Shatil hosted two Knesset conferences this week focusing on advancing equitable, fair employment for women in Israel. The conferences were rooted in the Shatil Equality and Dignity at Work initiative, in conjunction with the Israeli Women’s Network and financed by the European Union and Hadassah Foundation, [&hellipContinue Reading →
July 12, 2011 It was impossible to turn on the radio or open a newspaper these last weeks in Israel and not come across a major piece on the proposed law to gradually up the retirement age for women from 62 to 67. A wide swath of politicians, women’s and social change organizations and the [&hellipContinue Reading →
January 18, 2011 As a child, Elisheva Katz imbibed the importance of helping others from her religious family and became a community social worker focusing on helping immigrants to help themselves. After participating with colleagues in a Shatil course run in collaboration with the Haifa Municipality, the Ministry of Welfare and the Social Economic Academy, [&hellipContinue Reading →
December 28, 2010 Shatil’s targeted campaign to combat gender inequalities in the public sector took a significant step forward as a top Ministry of Finance official got on board and more than 200 people – members of Knesset, academics, social-change activists, feminists, and other concerned citizens – attended “Privatized and Unionizing: Women’s Employment in an Era of Privatization,” [&hellipContinue Reading →
“The contribution of SHATIL to combating sexual harassment in the workplace and to gender equality in the workforce is truly remarkable,” said Michal Rosin, executive director of the Association of Rape Crisis Centers, following a sexual harassment workshop in the Knesset. “SHATIL’s work will have a dramatic affect on victims of sexual harassment.” The workshop was held in conjunction with the first national day to raise awareness about sexual harassment.
This workshop is one of hundreds implemented thanks to the collaborative efforts of SHATIL, Kayan-Feminist Organization, The Association of Rape Crisis Centers, Tmura: The Israeli Anti-discrimination Legal Center and the Mahut Center: Information, Guidance and Employment for Women in the Equality and Dignity for Women in Israel initiative. The workshop series will reach thousands of Israeli men and women including government employees, the Israel Bar Association and Magen David Adom. The purpose is to make employees aware of their rights and to ensure that supervisors understand their responsibilities, including a designated point person to receive complaints and take official action. Further to this, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor has recently completed a much-anticipated survey of sexual harassment in the workforce, which assesses the economic costs on the victims, the employers and to the Israeli economyContinue Reading →
Mayors, Business people, Labor Union Reps and Social Organizations Tackle Employment Crisis in North of Israel
August 18th 2009 “Part of the weakness of the Galilee is that the authorities who try to help are politicized. To our luck, this time SHATIL is the organizer and it is perceived as an organization that has the trust of all the players.” – Yona Fartouk, Histadrut Labor Federation delegate for the Galilee The [&hellipContinue Reading →