Social Justice

Social JusticeAccording to government estimates, nearly one in five Israeli families lives in poverty. These families are disproportionately composed of the elderly, the disabled, minorities, and Israelis living far from the center of the country. The government has not yet assumed responsibility for the needs of those living in poverty, nor has it acknowledged the responsibility that it carries for the overall welfare of the state’s citizens.

Shatil’s Social Justice initiative aims to combat poverty and to reduce the gap between rich and poor in Israel by:

  • Promoting policy changes that hold the State responsible for the welfare of its citizens
  • Encouraging local leadership and community organizing to empower disadvantaged residents to advocate for their rights
  • Advancing local, sustainable economic development (LSED), which promotes the rights and needs of those in Israel’s social and economic periphery.
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