Happy International Women’s Day! Let’s take a look at the status of women’s rights in Israel and commit ourselves to
“Today, Israeli feminists are still fighting for equality within a state that is marred by right-wing, religiously controlled institutions. A real wage gap exists between men and women, with women earning only 80% of what their male counterparts earn and only 52% of what they earn in executive positions. Violence against women is also still an issue in Israel, as are various forms of religion-based discrimination.
Israel is often portrayed as an idealistic oasis of women’s liberation and freedom in the Middle East. Many American right-wing organizations tout Israel as a beacon of equality for women in the Middle East while simultaneously peddling Islamophobic narratives about Israel’s neighbors and reinforcing inequality within their own organizations in the US.”