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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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Meet Inbal Rada: Nurse, Councilwoman, and Fierce Anti-Racism Activist

Meet Inbal Rada: Nurse, Councilwoman, and Fierce Anti-Racism Activist

Inbal Rada trekked the scorching Ethiopian desert with a baby on her back wondering how – or even if – they would survive to reach Israel. Once they finally arrived, safely, to Israel, Inbal thought her struggles were over. She did not imagine that, years later, her life would be dedicated towards fighting racism against [&hellip

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Posted in: Immigrant Communities

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Meet Ronny Shapira Chisdai: Orthodox Jew, Feminist, and Social Justice Activist

Meet Ronny Shapira Chisdai: Orthodox Jew, Feminist, and Social Justice Activist

Ronny Shapira Chisdai is an advocate for women and social justice in Israel. But her path to activism is not your typical tale. Ronny grew up in a deeply religious Zionist home in Jerusalem. Adherence to strict gender norms and traditional religious ideology were part and parcel to her upbringing. But for the budding feminist [&hellip

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Posted in: Religious Pluralism

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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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Posted in: Housing

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Knowledge is Power

Knowledge is Power

Idit Sargusti, a mental health coordinator for NIF grantee Bizchut – the Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities, and Nirit Moskovitz, director of The Social Guard, another grantee that promotes civic engagement, are two social change forces to be reckoned with in Israel. Recently, the two activists came together as part of Shatil’s [&hellip

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Posted in: Democracy

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Two Victories in One Week for Women at the Mikvah

Two Victories in One Week for Women at the Mikvah

This week, Shatil, alongside partner ADVOT, are celebrating two victories involving Israeli mikvahs (ritual baths). Following a Shatil/ADVOT campaign, the Histadrut national labor union and the municipal religious councils reached agreement on a 17.5% salary raise for female mikvah attendants. The two groups had urged the union to prioritize the struggle to improve conditions for [&hellip

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Shatil Everett Fellow Klil Agassi exposes flagrant discrimination in the housing market

Shatil Everett Fellow Klil Agassi exposes flagrant discrimination in the housing market

Klil Agassi, an intern at the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), together with ACRI attorney Gil Gan-mor, exposed the unsavory discriminative practices of sales agents representing new housing projects in mixed Arab and Jewish cities, Lod and Jaffa. Online Ynet news covered these stories, and one of the sales agents has since been [&hellip

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