Shatil reaches out to players who help us further our vision of a just and equitable Israel. Our partners include the academic world, Knesset Members, government ministries, local councils, hospitals, PTAs, reporters, businesses, foundations, and of course, our colleagues at social change organizations. This way, we are not only more effective, but we also disseminate our message to those who might not view social change as a part of their mandate. By broadening the social change arena, we generate greater impact.
Coalitions and Forums
Shatil provides professional services to a broad range of coalitions and forums in Israel in a variety of areas including social justice, human rights and religious pluralism.
Among the coalitions and forums we coordinate or work closely with:
- The Forum for a Social Budget
- The Forum for Public Housing
- The Coalition for Affordable Housing
- National Coalition for Direct Employment
- The Coalition Against the Exclusion of Women from the Public Sphere
- The Forum to Abolish the Arrangements Law
- Yachdav for the Prevention of Violence in the Ethiopian Family
- Ramat Hovav Forum for Environmental Quality in the regions surrounding the industrial compound in the Negev
Partnering with Academia
Shatil works with leading academic institutions in Israel as well as several colleges in the geographic periphery to empower the voices of the disenfranchised, to spread best practices and to build a commitment to social justice and equality among emerging leaders and leading thinkers. Among the institutions we collaborate with are Tel Aviv University, where we coordinate a practicum for sociology and anthropology as well as communications students; Hebrew University in Jerusalem where we work with social work students; Sapir College with which we implement a joint course in resource development; and other academic institutions throughout the country with which we have diverse collaborations.
Partnering with Government
Shatil has made the strategic decision to intensify our joint work with national government and local authorities. In northern Israel, for example, we cooperated with the Haifa Municipality’s Social Services Authority in planning and implementing a project for training social and community workers. Providing the participants with better knowledge of public policy and its role in promoting social justice and combating poverty, the training improved the capacity of social and community workers to serve as agents of change in weakened communities.
Other partnerships with the government include round-table collaborations between business, NGO and government representatives in dealing with government policies toward the third sector and an interdisciplinary team of some 90 prime movers in the Negev including several heads of regional councils and municipalities, which seeks to become the central address for government, academic and nonprofit programs in the Negev.