Empowering Social Change

NIF works to reduce social and economic gaps as a means of safeguarding democracy and a cohesive society.

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  • The Israeli State Budget from a Gender Perspective

    Following a five-year campaign by long-time NIF grantee the Adva Center, which is the leading Israeli research institute analyzing issues of economic equity, Finance Minister Yair Lapid has appointed a special committee charged with examining the state budget from a gender perspective.

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  • Ofakim Celebrates New Overnight Medical Center

    Thanks to the efforts of NIF grantee Ahuzat Negev, supported by flagship NIF grantee the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) and Physicians for Human Rights – Israel, the residents of Ofakim are celebrating the announcement that a urgent care center will be opened in their town. This follows a two year campaign, in which Ahuzat Negev convened two conferences advocating for the opening of the medical center, as well as collaborating with Sapir College to produce a position paper to the Health Ministry on the issue.

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  • Success for Arab Women in the Municipal Elections

    The number of women representatives of Arab municipalities nearly doubled in last week’s municipal elections. This follows a major NIF grant to five organizations (led by grantees Mossawa and Women against Violence) for the purpose of increasing female representation from all parties on local councils.

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  • A More Progressive Budget

    On a mission to ensure a progressive state budget and social safety net, the Social Budget Forum has been hard at work in and out of the halls of Knesset.

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Stories & Successes