Religious law, social institutions and traditions in Israel have kept girls and women at a disadvantage in schools, in the workplace, in divorce cases, and as victims of violence. Israeli women in minority and disadvantaged groups have disproportionately high rates of unemployment, poverty, health problems and abuse of basic rights. The recent “modesty revolution” and increasing gender-segregation are of great concern to proponents of a pluralistic and democratic Israel.
At the same time, increasing public awareness is now mobilizing public action across the political and social spectrums, engendering new organizations committed to religious freedom and women's rights, and galvanizing veteran... Read more →
Justice Stephen Rothman AM and Justice Ronald Sackville AO, in Sydney, and Associate Professor Mark Baker and Robyne Schwarz AM, in Melbourne, have become inaugural members of NIF Australia’s Advisory Council.
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