The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed inequalities and vulnerabilities in all of the societies it has affected, including in Israel. Learn about how Israeli civil society has adapted its work to defending equality and democracy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Webinar Series: Equality and Democracy in the Time of COVID-19
WATCH: Defending Women’s Rights in the Time of COVID-19
NIF grantees are standing up for the rights of women and girls through this crisis.Watch
WATCH: Defending Democracy in the Time of COVID-19
Israeli civil society is mobilizing against annexation in the West Bank and defending democracy during the COVID-19 pandemic.Watch
WATCH: Protecting Vulnerable in the Time of COVID-19
NIF grantee Physicians for Human Rights – Israel the COVID-19 is protecting the rights and wellbeing of Israel’s most marginalized communities amid the pandemic.Watch
WATCH: Israeli Civil Society in the Time of COVID-19
In the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, Israeli activists moved quickly to ensure that the government’s responses to the pandemic would keep people safe, address the needs of all people, and uphold democratic norms.Watch
NIF Crisis Action Plan
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NIF is protecting the most marginalized and vulnerable communities, defending civil liberties and democracy, and maintaining a vibrant and strong civil society.
Protecting the Most Marginalized and Vulnerable Communities
Civil society organizations are looking out for those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring equal access to healthcare, essential services, and public health information and by advocating for just and equitable economic policies that leave no one behind.
Defending Civil Liberties and Democracy
Amidst this public health crisis, NIF grantees are defending Israel’s democratic institutions and fighting to protect civil liberties from government overreach.
Maintaining a Strong and Vibrant Civil Society
NIF and Shatil are mobilizing emergency resources for effective crisis-response in the short-term, while working with organizations to help them adapt their work to this crisis and to plan for the day after.