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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Single Mothers: A Force to be Reckoned With

Today we had the priviledge of meeting Irit, pictured above, a leader in the 1000-member coalition of single mothers organized by our grantee, Yedid.  Single mothers like Irit who cannot obtain child support from fathers receive up to $1450/month from the Israeli government.  However, if they earn as little as $600/month, their payment is reduced--and encourages these women to stay out of the workforce. Though the Yedid campaign, women like Irit argue that child support should not be linked to the mother's income.

You can hear from Irit herself here.

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