What are some examples of recent achievements of NIF grantees?
The list of achievements by NIF-funded organisations is impressively long. The following are a few recent outcomes of work by organisations supported and funded by NIF:
A ruling by the Israeli High Court that publicly funded buses cannot compel or enforce gender-segregated seating.
Establishment of a Coalition for Affordable Housing that contributed, with other NIF-funded organisations, to a mass movement of Israelis calling for greater social justice in Israel – which included 450,000 people marching in the streets of Tel Aviv in September 2011.
Resolutions passed by municipalities in Tel Aviv, Ashdod and Ra’anana initiating new housing projects to ensure access to affordable housing for Israelis with limited financial means.
A District Court ruling allowing a gay man and his partner to be registered as parents of twins born with the assistance of a surrogate mother.
A High Court order requiring the recognition of a civil (non-religious) marriage that took place in a foreign embassy in Israel.
A campaign and lobbying effort that led to the passage of the Clean Air Law, imposing strict emission standards and establishing procedures for monitoring air quality.
A huge decrease in the incidence of racist chanting during the Israeli 2010-11 soccer season.
Many other achievements are referred to on NIF Australia’s website.