Itach-Maaki Women Lawyers for Social Justice

Itach-Maaki Women Lawyers for Social Justice

Itach-Maaki Women Lawyers for Social Justice is an Israeli advocacy organization working to create a society in which the needs of disenfranchised Arab and Jewish women are addressed and the voices of these women are heard in public/policy discourse.  Via legal aid, policy change, leadership training for women and public advocacy, Itach-Maaki is advancing the rights of women from marginalized groups nationwide - Arab women – including Bedouin women, single mothers, low-income working women, women dependent on public assistance, immigrants and others.  Simultaneously, this multicultural group of women lawyers and activists is working toward a society in which women’s solidarity and identification with a shared vision for justice can overcome the ethnic/national fragmentation that is so problematic in Israel.
Staff, board members and activists involved in Itach-Maaki are part of a unique Jewish-Arab organization, which utilizes ethnic, gender, socio-economic and legal perspectives on all issues it tackles, from the battle against poverty to leadership training for social change to promoting women's roles in national decision-making. In the complex society in which we live, Itach-Maaki is a unique microcosm of a better society, one in which Arab and Jewish women from diverse population groups and diverse social strata succeed in working together, supporting one another, tackling challenges, and marching forward toward justice and rights for women and all residents of Israel.

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PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTED
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Itach-Maaki: From Silence to Security:
Itach-Maaki’s initiative aims to integrate issues of Bedouin women and their right to a life free of violence in the public agenda. Itach-Maaki's staff works to influence Bedouin communities in the Negev, local police and welfare authoritie ...
Negev Bedouin, Policy and Legislation, Women
Itach-Maaki: Women Legal Leaders
Women Legal Leaders, a joint project of Itach-Maaki and Haifa University’s Faculty of Law, fosters the abilities of Israeli women from Arab and Jewish marginalized communities, together with Arab and Jewish law students, to become social change ...
Education, National Identity, Policy and Legislation, Women
Itach-Maaki: Access to Justice for Arab women in the Workforce
Israeli women living on the economic, geographic, ethnic and social periphery of the country are amongst the most marginalized groups in the country and share common distress criteria: they are marginalized, low wage earners whose employment and welf ...
Economic Development, Employment, Negev Bedouin, Women
CONTACT INFORMATION
Itach-Maaki Women Lawyers for Social Justice
3 Ahuzat Bayit, Beit Yahalom
Tel Aviv 65143
Israel
Phone: +972-3-5160103
Email: mail@itach.org.il

Website: www.itach.org.il