Newsweek writer Michelle Goldberg explained why Gloria Allred, the famous feminist lawyer and champion of women’s rights, is seen as national joke. [Tablet Magazine]
In honor of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) held a coffin march in memory of Israel’s domestic abuse victims. The event’s participants marched with 24 coffins to represent the reported 24 women who lost their lives over the past year as a result of domestic abuse. [Jerusalem Post]
The Knesset has already taken steps to improve issues related to domestic violence. Last Monday, the Labor, Welfare and Health Committee preliminary approved a bill that would “increase financial benefits for women taking refuge in state-run shelters.” In addition, during Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting, Culture and Sports Minister Limor Livnat attributed domestic violence to the exclusion of women. [Jerusalem Post] & [Haaretz]
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