SHIN: The Israeli Movement for Equal Representation of Women

SHIN: The Israeli Movement for Equal Representation of Women

SHIN, the Israeli movement for equal representation of women was founded in 1989, to promote equal representation and rights of women in all spheres of life. It aims at expanding cooperation among Jewish and Arab women and provides a platform for critical-alternative positions to the prevailing discourse and social-gendered policies. Since its establishment, SHIN has organized numerous debates and activities related to women's representation in particular and to social equity at large, including public gatherings, demonstrations, and legal recourse.

Founded by SHIN in 1999, the Women's Parliament, a platform for politics from another perspective has held over 95 sessions, in which both Jewish and Arab participants discussed economic, political, educational, social and many other issues on the public agenda. Sessions of the parliament have been held all over the country,.

In 2010 SHIN founded the Young Women's Parliament (YWP) to raise girls awareness of women's rights and position in society; to strengthen girls' self-confidence, skills and leadership aspirations; and to encourage girls to struggle for gender  and social change. The YWP serves as a supportive platform for hundreds of Jewish and Arab girls in more than 10 Jewish and Arab villages and towns. The YWP's events take place even under stressful security conditions, providing a space for solidarity and tolerance.

 

Anuar, a Jewish-Arab women's leadership group, was founded by SHIN in 2002 as a means for promoting encounters and cooperation between Jewish and Arab women. Bi-annual weekend meetings brought together women from these communities and from all social strata. Gender issues were discussed, especially those connected to discrimination against Arab women and other marginalized women's groups in Israel. This activity generated the "Women Reborn" project, which focused on empowering underprivileged women in the Arab villages of Fureidis and Jissr A-Zarka, through literacy studies and leadership and vocational training. This project developed groups of activists that are currently involved in social activity in their villages and in expanding relationships between their communitieis and Jewish communities.

 

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Young Women's Parliament
The Young Women's Parliament (YWP) aims to construct a bridge over divergent backgrounds by: Developing tolerance and compassion among groups of young women from divergent backgrounds (ethnic, cultural, religious, national, educational, socio-eco ...
Education, Elections, Government, Jewish-Arab Relations, Media and Culture, National Identity, Policy and Legislation, Religion, Women
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