Since its inception, NIF has placed gender equality in Israel at the top of its agenda. Over the last 40 years, some of the most significant advances for women in Israel have been won by organisations funded and seeded by the New Israel Fund.
Today, NIF funds a range of projects which promote the status of women.
We do this by funding emergency hotlines for survivors of domestic violence and rape, ensuring women have recourse when they experience discrimination, fighting in the courts against the exclusion of women in the public sphere and on public transport and empowering women going through difficult periods of separation and divorce.
This issue area is central to realising the founding value of Israel’s Declaration of Independence of “complete equality for all”.