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Shatil Takes Ethiopian Spiritual Leaders’ Anti-Violence Message to You Tube

Shatil Takes Ethiopian Spiritual Leaders’ Anti-Violence Message to You Tube

November 5th 2009 At the behest of the Shatil-led Yachdav (Together): the Ethiopian Women’s Coalition to Address Domestic Violence, Ethiopian Jewish spiritual leaders (kessim) and rabbis in Israel composed a special prayer for peace in the family. The prayer can now be seen on You Tube. On the clip, the kessim are chanting the prayer [&hellip

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New Partners Join Shatil’s Efforts to Stop New Coal Power Station

New Partners Join Shatil’s Efforts to Stop New Coal Power Station

November 5th 2009 Shatil’s efforts to stop the building of a major coal power station in Ashkelon are heating up. New groups, including academics and southern mayors are joining the campaign to prevent government approval of a potentially major polluter that would endanger both health and the environment. After intense advocacy efforts with mayors of [&hellip

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Posted in: Environmental Justice

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Study: Air Pollution Endangers Israeli Children’s Health

Study: Air Pollution Endangers Israeli Children’s Health

October 20th 2009 Findings from a new report released last week by the SHATIL-founded Coalition for Public Health point to a direct link between air pollution and increased morbidity in children. In the comprehensive report, Seeing the Future: What do we Know about Air Pollution and Morbidity in Children? the researchers found up to 10 [&hellip

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Moving Policy Shapers toward Social Change

Moving Policy Shapers toward Social Change

October 20th 2009 On Monday, SHATIL, along with 18 fellows and more than a dozen social change organizations, celebrated the end of a major two year pilot to train a cadre of economists and other professionals who will promote a more socially sensitive government policy. The carefully chosen fellows, all senior staff in government offices [&hellip

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Posted in: Capacity Building

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Profile: Sara Gavri, Haifa Youth-at-Risk Coalition Member

Profile: Sara Gavri, Haifa Youth-at-Risk Coalition Member

October 13th 2009 Sara Gavri is a 24-year old social work student who recently began participating in SHATIL’s Ethiopian Youth-at-Risk Forum in Haifa. “I didn’t really have the time,” says Sara, “but when I heard that the group was leading a campaign to ease the lives of a group of Ethiopian families whose rights were [&hellip

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Personal Attention Helps Ethiopian Israeli Teens Succeed in School

Personal Attention Helps Ethiopian Israeli Teens Succeed in School

September 29th 2009 “This population is in dire need of personal attention. And that’s what this project gives them.” – Lina Sharon, principal, HaOren High School, Yavneh “OK, do it again from the beginning. Now get the square root….So if this is 20, this is…? “Ten?” “Good. Try another one.” Math tutor Racheli Haluya, is [&hellip

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SHATIL Environmental Justice Coordinator Avi Dabush to Israeli Leaders: Take Nine Actions for Improving the Environment in the New Year – Before it’s too Late

SHATIL Environmental Justice Coordinator Avi Dabush to Israeli Leaders: Take Nine Actions for Improving the Environment in the New Year – Before it’s too Late

September 22nd 2009 SHATIL’s Avi Dabush takes advantage of the New Year Tav-Shin-Ayin (תש”ע – 5770) which spells out the word “nine” in Hebrew ((תשע to urge Israel’s leaders to take on nine critical tasks to save the environment: The following is excerpted from his Ynet article (See the full piece in Hebrew at http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-3778724,00.html. [&hellip

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Three Deaths Later: Government to Improve Roads to Bedouin Schools in Response to SHATIL Campaign

Three Deaths Later: Government to Improve Roads to Bedouin Schools in Response to SHATIL Campaign

September 22nd 2009 The Israeli government last week pledged to Israel’s Supreme Court to allocate NIS 70 million ($18.7 million) for paving and improving the infrastructure of roads leading to schools in eight recognized and five unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev. The government decision was made after extensive lobbying and repeated petitions to Israel’s [&hellip

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SHATIL’s Back from the Edge Project for Immigrant Youth at Risk: Strengthening the Weak, Boosting the Strong

SHATIL’s Back from the Edge Project for Immigrant Youth at Risk: Strengthening the Weak, Boosting the Strong

September 8th 2009 In the following story, SHATIL gives you a bird’s eye view of our Back from the Edge project to assist immigrant youth at risk in one Be’er Sheva school in the last academic year: The Life Skills lesson for the day: “Sexual Relations at What Price?” The class: a 10th grade “Challenge” [&hellip

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