We are pleased to share the Advocacy Committee's February update, highlighting our grantees and the issues that impact Jewish women and girls. For more frequent updates, we invite you to Follow us on our Facebook page.
JWF grantee ATZUM has made marked progress in the fight against prostitution in Israel, spearheaded by their Task Force on Human Trafficking (TFHT). Israeli MK Merav Michaeli, Chair of the Caucus for Female Knesset Members, recently called the Task Force for counsel about initiating legal action against the use of business cards to advertise sex workers. As a result of this conversation, a bill will be introduced to allow law enforcement to cut the phone lines of those advertising for sex via business cards and make their printing and distribution a criminal offense.
The American Conference of Cantors has resolved to remedy the gender pay gap for female clergy, a topic recently discussed in depth by Rabbis Schorr and Mendelson at JWF's 2017 Annual Meeting. We celebrate this step toward breaking the (stained-glass) ceiling!
March 8 is International Women's Day, a yearly celebration of women’s important role in society, including the economic, political, and social achievements of females of the past, present, and future. We encourage you to use this day to take at least one proactive action about a women's issue most important to you.
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Sue Rifas, Advocacy Committee Chair
Mary Thomas, Program Associate
In this Super Bowl commercial, Audi asks
important questions about the gender gap.
Grantees in the News Click here for a full list of organizations and projects JWF trustees have funded over the past 20 years.