During our London visit, Prof Ruth Halperin-Kaddari also presented two more sessions including one held at London’s Clifford Chance: ‘Is there nothing new under the sun? Women’s rights in Israel in the 21st century’
and ‘The State of Agunah and Gett Abuse Today: Developments, Advances, Shortcomings and Obstacles’. Dr Galit Shaul also attended and they were so touched by the hospitality and welcome they received. All the sessions were full and they met interesting and influential people in the field. We hope that this is the beginning of further collaborations in the future.
Bar Ilan University partnered with JOFA for a special event in London yesterday, hosted by Mr & Mrs Romie Tager QC on the subject: ‘The State of Agunah and Gett Abuse Today: Developments, Advances, Shortcomings and Obstacles’
Founding Head of the Rackman Center, Prof Ruth Halperin-Kaddari spoke to a packed audience and was joined by Dr Galit Shaul, the Rackman Center CEO.
We wish to congratulate our founding head, Prof Ruth Halperin-Kaddari on receiving the Rappaport Prize in collaboration with Israeli Magazine ‘La’Isha’ for female action in making breakthroughs and making change in Israeli society.
The award is given to women whose performance in the public sphere, whether in the social, or economic community in Israel is unique and noteworthy. A big Mazal Tov to Ruth on this important recognition of your outstanding work in making legal and social changes for women in Israel and fighting for women’s equality.
A historic moment took place in the city Modiin on March 2nd 2016: The First National Convention of the Israeli Forum for the Promotion of Gender Equality in Israel 2030 was held. The Rackman Center’s CEO, Dr. Galit Shaul attended the convention as a member of the Israeli Forum for Promoting Gender Equality. The UN in 2015 defined “Achieving gender equality and empowerment for all women and girls'” a main objective for the next 15 years. With this objective in mind, the First National Conference was held and served as an opener for this year’s International Women’s Day events. The conference included a presentation of the current status of women in Israel with the objective of formulating a joint statement by the Israeli Forum for Promoting Gender Equality, in accordance with the objectives of the United Nations. The joint statement with be submitted to the Pascal Observatory and to Unesco and will be presented at the World Conference in June 2016.
Prioritizing gender equality must be a shared goal and will create a more just and cohesive society for all.