In the current issue of NA’AMAT WOMAN, Michele Chabin writes about activist organizations, including NA’AMAT, that are moving forward in the struggle for religious pluralism in Israel.
The day’s activities focused on strengthening the status of women and on cooperation between Jewish and Arab women.
The global community marked International Women’s Day on Saturday. On Thursday, the Government Press Office, the Ambassadors Club of Israel, led by Ambassador Yitzhak Eldan and Na’amat – Movement of Working Women & Volunteers joined in the celebrations with a tour for foreign diplomats and journalists.
“There is a glass ceiling for women today and there are very few who have been able to break it and reach top positions, these women need to support each other whether they are from Israel or abroad,” Galia Wolloch, president of NA’AMAT Israel, told The Jerusalem Post during the tour.
NA'AMAT debuted a unique campaign geared towards fathers to become more equal partners and take responsibility through joint parenting.
Foreign dignitaries tour the NA’AMAT Glickman Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Domestic Violence in the Family in Tel Aviv on Thursday Photo: GPO
Human sex trafficking is the most common form of modern-day slavery. Scores of women and children, both girls and boys, are trafficked each year within or across national and international borders as part of a $32 Billion annual industry. As the third largest and fastest-growing organized criminal enterprise in the world, sex trafficking is big business. An estimated 800,000 women and children are trafficked across international borders and additional individuals are trafficked within countries.
WHEREAS trafficking occurs in every country, in all fifty states, and in all cities and towns, both large and small;
NA’AMAT was founded 88 years ago as Pioneer Women. Today, we’re still pioneers, providing day care for over 17,000 children in Israel. Founded in 1925, NA’AMAT day care centers are the largest network of day care centers in the country. We have become a world leader in early childhood education. In fact, the Head Start program of the U.S. was modeled after the NA’AMAT centers in Israel. BE A PIONEER of the future and JOIN US in our cause by setting up a DONATION using our NEW Recurring Payment form to help us continue to be at the forefront.
Our 41st National Convention, “Rock with NA’AMAT”was jam-packed with exciting speakers, NA’AMAT USA departmental reports, new videos, trips to museums, interactive sessions and gala evening sessions with great entertainment! The 4 days were energizing, informative, interesting and a chance to meet with NA’AMAT USA members from around the country as well as NA’AMAT leaders from Israel, Brazil and Canada. Special thanks to Chellie Goldwater Wilensky, Convention Chair, who truly made all this possible!
On July 12, 2012, at the Twentieth NA’AMAT Convention in Israel, Galia Wolloch was proudly installed as the new President of NA’AMAT Israel and President of the World Movement for NA’AMAT (NA’AMAT International). Kicking off a five-year term, the evening was festive beginning for all who attended and was blessed with the presence and participation of the President of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres. Please read below her warm acceptance speech!
To be the President of Na’amat, the largest women movement in Israel, is an important and challenging role, and I intend to serve with confidence and faithfulness.