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Monday, January 25, 2016

New Hope for Victims of Domestic Violence In Israel

Thanks to the efforts of several Hadassah Foundation grantees--including Women's Spirit, Yedid, and Isha L'Isha, as well as other leading women's groups in Israel--female victims of domestic violence in Israel will receive better treatment from Israeli banks.  A new treaty recently signed by the banks enables women staying in domestic violence emergency shelters to receive more tolerant and socially oriented treatment from the banking system. Every bank and credit company will appoint two workers to help women forced into debt as a result of economic abuse. This will help reduce and prevent the too-common problem of domestic violence victims being trapped in an endless cycle of interest payments and growing debts as a result of their abusive partner's actions--more than 90% of women in shelters deal with enormous debts.

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