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SUMMER 2014 NA’AMAT WOMAN Magazine

SUMMER 2014 NA’AMAT WOMAN Magazine

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On International Women’s Day NA’AMAT campaign targets men

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By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
03/08/2014 19:47
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NA’AMAT debuted a unique campaign geared towards fathers to become more equal partners and take responsibility through joint parenting.

Saturday March 8, 2014 marked International Women’s Day.

Foreign dignitaries tour the NA'AMAT Glickman Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Domestic Violence in the Family in Tel Aviv on Thursday Photo: GPO

Foreign dignitaries tour the NA’AMAT Glickman Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Domestic Violence in the Family in Tel Aviv on Thursday Photo: GPO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Na’amat – Movement of Working Women & Volunteers on Thursday debuted a campaign asking fathers to take responsibility through joint parenting.

“The idea of the campaign is that if fathers become partners in raising their children, the gaps between mothers and fathers in the workplace will diminish and eventually disappear,” Galia Wolloch, president of Na’amat Israel, toldThe Jerusalem Post.

According to Wolloch, employers (and society as a whole) see women as responsible for raising children, so when the time comes to promote an employee, they prefer to promote a man above a woman. This in turn leads to “ridiculous wage gaps” and inequality in the workplace.

“Why should only women stay home and take care of the children when they are sick? Why can’t fathers take a day off work to take their children to get vaccinated? Why can’t fathers pick up their children from pre-school even twice a week? Why can’t fathers also share the responsibility?” Wolloch asked.

As more fathers share the burden of raising their children, gender barriers will slowly break down and women will advance in the workplace and in all areas of society, she said.

As part of the campaign, Na’amat launched a hotline offering counseling for fathers wanting to become more involved in raising their children.

“This also includes the need for fathers to also receive rights from their employers,” Wolloch said.

Today, she explained, new mother get three months paid maternity leave that they are entitled to share with fathers, though fewer than half a percent of fathers do so.

Na’amat, in an effort to promote gender equality, is working on advancing a bill sponsored by MK Erel Margalit (Labor), which would grant fathers three weeks of paid paternity leave, in addition to the three months maternity leave granted to mothers.

The bill would allow men to spend time at home taking care of the baby and join in parenting responsibilities, Wolloch said.





SPRING 2014 NA’AMAT WOMAN Magazine

SPRING 2014 NA’AMAT WOMAN Magazine

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NA'AMAT USA'S RESOLUTION ON SEX TRAFFICKING

NA'AMAT USA'S RESOLUTION ON SEX TRAFFICKING

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Human sex trafficking is the most common form of modern-day slavery. Scores of women and children, both girls and boys, are trafficked each year within or across national and international borders as part of a $32 Billion annual industry. As the third largest and fastest-growing organized criminal enterprise in the world, sex trafficking is big business. An estimated 800,000 women and children are trafficked across international borders and additional individuals are trafficked within countries.

WHEREAS trafficking occurs in every country, in all fifty states, and in all cities and towns, both large and small;

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U.S. Head Start program modeled after NA’AMAT Day Care

U.S. Head Start program modeled after NA’AMAT Day Care

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NA’AMAT was founded 88 years ago as Pioneer Women. Today, we’re still pioneers, providing day care for over 17,000 children in Israel. Founded in 1925, NA’AMAT day care centers are the largest network of day care centers in the country. We have become a world leader in early childhood education. In fact, the Head Start program of the U.S. was modeled after the NA’AMAT centers in Israel.  BE A PIONEER of the future and JOIN US in our cause by setting up a DONATION using our NEW Recurring Payment form to help us continue to be at the forefront.
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Helping over 1,000 battered Israeli women every year

Helping over 1,000 battered Israeli women every year

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