Tag Archives: economic justice

  • Campaign Saves Historic Inbal Center

    5 December 2013

    A successful grassroots campaign will prevent the closure of the historic Inbal Cultural Center in Tel Aviv. Due to funding criteria established by the Ministry of Culture, the Center, which is devoted to Mizrachi dance and performance art, was under threat of having its budget removed.

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  • Promoting Equal Pay for Women in the Workplace

    15 November 2013

    As part of its efforts to equalize wage gaps between women and men in Israel, SHATIL has declared 2014, which marks the 50th anniversary of Israel’s underused Equal Pay Law, as “Equal Pay Year”.

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  • Ofakim Celebrates New Overnight Medical Center

    30 October 2013

    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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  • “It’s accessibility to life”

    17 October 2013

    Bosmat Nakash and her family immigrated to Israel from Iraq just before the Six Day War. Among the changes she experienced in her new country was a more tolerant attitude toward her disability.

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  • Profile: Rotem Ilan of Israeli Children

    17 October 2013

    Rotem Ilan waits outside the Bialik-Rogozin School in South Tel Aviv, where most of the pupils are the children of foreign workers. She greets many of them personally when they finish school, and they respond to her like she’s their sister. After all, she’s one of the reasons they’re there. NIF grantee Israeli Children, which she established in 2009 and which was merged with flagship NIF grantee the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) last summer, played a crucial role in ensuring they could stay in the country.

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  • Jewish and Arab Fans Join Together to Kick Racism Out of Soccer

    3 October 2013

    Dozens of Arab and Jewish fans met before the opening match of Israel’s new soccer season to prepare anti-racism banners. The fans of Hapoel Tel Aviv and from the Arab city of Sakhnin also discussed the need for shared society and tolerance. The fans’ banners were prevalent in the stands as the players came onto the field wearing “Football for All” shirts in Arabic, Hebrew, and English. The players then kicked “Respect” balls, donated by the Union of European Football Associations, into the crowd.

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  • A More Progressive Budget

    8 August 2013

    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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  • To At Least Reach the Glass Ceiling

    7 August 2013

    One Mizrachi activist is making a major difference in the lives of women, the Mizrachi community, and for social justice.

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  • A Different Approach to Israeli Poverty

    15 December 2008

    1 in 3 Israeli children live below the poverty line. An appalling statistic for a country whose economy continues to soar, yet the poor just get poorer.

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