The Rackman Center is happy to report that through a by-partisan joint effort by female Members of Knesset from all parts of the House, a private Bill to abolish the tender year's presumption from the Guardianship Law was blocked.
If passed, the Bill would have abolished the preference of mothers as physical custodians when custody of children under 6 years old is disputed. The consequence of this would make the issue of custody in the divorce process highly disputable, making settlements dramatically more difficult to achieve. It would bring the issue of custody into the heart of the divorce dispute and would turn the children into bargaining chips. However, today, in a show of joint woman-power, the female Knesset members from the coalition, spearheaded by MK Rachel Azaria, Meirav Ben-Ari and Shuli Mualam, together with female members from the opposition, collaborated to prevent this harmful intiative against women and children and succeeded to put their differences aside and work together for the good of the entire Israeli society.
See image, from right to left: MKS Zahava Galon. Aida Touma-Sliman, Yael German, Aliza Lavie, Michal Rozin, Orli-Levi Avaksis and Meirav Michaeli.
Dr Galit Shaul attended a special event on October 29th hosted by Ambassador Lars Faaborg-Andersen, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the State of Israel.
The topic was Diplomatic outreach on all forms of violence against children and women and was part of a global effort by the European Union to address violence against children and women.
In this image from right to left: M.K. Aida Touma-Sliman, Chair, Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality who presented at the event, Mrs. Vered Swid, Director General, Authority for the Advancement of the Status of Women who also spoke, Dr Galit Shaul, CEO The Rackman Center, and M.K Michal Rozin who also spoke at the event.