The National Women’s Council
The National Women’s Council is a feminist National Council of Jewish and Arab women from all the communities of Mahapach-Taghir, which works to promote gender and social equality as well as change at the national level.
At the end of 2018, the process of establishing the National Women’s Council began, when Jewish and Arab women from various communities attended the organization’s conference and sought to create a permanent national framework for joint work. Further in the process, the women chose the topics that the council will deal with as well as the representatives that will participate. In June 2019, the National Women’s Council was officially established and has been operating since.
Today the council has 22 women, and it consists of 1-3 delegates elected from each of the organization’s communities across the country. council members meet once a month for a joint study and critical examination of a variety of subjects (polarization, racism and inequality, gender discrimination, gender-based violence, and more). The learning process includes building abilities and developing skills that will help women initiate workshops in awareness-raising and the development of their skills in the field of publicity.
At the end of 2020, the council chose the issue of combating economic violence against women as the subject of a joint campaign.