Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari: “I expect the new government to be committed to the fight against violence against women”

Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, head of The Rackman Center, was interviewed on the program “Exposed” with Hadar Gil-Ad on Ynet radio:

 

“I want to give credit to the members of the government that is expected to be formed…Some of them opposed the Istanbul Convention yet stated that, despite this, they are committed to the fight against domestic violence and that protecting women from violence is a matter of consensus.

So let’s put things on the table – here is part of what needs to be done:

  • The Electronic Restraint Bill passed the first reading – the new Knesset should choose to apply the law continuously and complete the move.
  • The National Plan for the Prevention of Domestic Violence – a decision of Netanyahu’s former government (2016) – it is time to pass the required budget and implement the plan in full.
  • The Domestic Violence Prevention Law, from 1989, does not have a definition for domestic violence – this should be updated.

We expect newly elected representatives to fulfill their promises regarding their commitment to fight violence against women and domestic violence. This is not a political matter. It’s a matter of life and death – on election day itself, two women were murdered.”

 

Listen to Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari’s interview (Hebrew)

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