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Knesset conferences address working women

Knesset conferences address working women

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, [&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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Empowering women to help each other

Empowering women to help each other

January 18, 2011 Ghadir Hani had heard enough complaints from friends and neighbors in the Negev Bedouin town of Hura about their exploitative and discriminatory working conditions. She decided it was time to do something about the fact that some women worked 10-hour days in the fields, were paid half the minimum wage, received no [&hellip

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Transforming social workers into agents of change – and other Shatil trainings

Transforming social workers into agents of change – and other Shatil trainings

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, [&hellip

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Posted in: Employment, Immigrant Communities

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Government Minister and MK’s support third sector’s work for women’s equality in the workplace

Government Minister and MK’s support third sector’s work for women’s equality in the workplace

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,” [&hellip

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Posted in: Democracy, Employment, Women as Agents for Change

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SHATIL Spearheads Efforts toward Gender Equality in the Workforce

SHATIL Spearheads Efforts toward Gender Equality in the Workforce

“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 economy

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Mayors, Business people, Labor Union Reps and Social Organizations Tackle Employment Crisis in North of Israel

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 [&hellip

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