NA’AMAT offers critical help to women seeking legal advice in areas ranging from domestic abuse to workplace related concerns.
Legal Aid Bureaus
Central to NA’AMAT’s Movement for the Advancement of the Status of Women in Israel are its 30 Legal Aid Bureaus. In locations throughout the country, professionals offer help in such personal issues as domestic abuse and violence, employment discrimination, sexual harassment and illegal termination during pregnancy.
As part of its continuing role as a leader in the field for women’s rights, NA’AMAT submits petitions to the Supreme Court and spearheads the introduction of legislative initiatives to the Knesset.
Women & Family Rights Centers
With facilities in Israel’s four major cities, NA’AMAT services over 10,000 women in need annually. Lawyers, social workers and counselors address issues confronting individuals and families with workshops support groups, couples’ mediation and one-on-one counselling. Innovative vocational and leadership courses are also offered to women seeking to advance their careers and to start new businesses.
Some of the topics and legal matters addressed in the Centers include the following:
- Work-related issues
- Domestic violence
- Family relations
- Single parenthood
- Special needs families
- Pre-marital and parental agreements
- Wills and bequests
- Economic and financial Counseling
- Workshops and support groups