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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

All Good Things Come to an End....


Our final day of the Mission last week included visits to two grantees.  First up was the Rackman Center at Bar-Ilan University, where we learned about their efforts to help women who are trying to secure a get, a Jewish religious divorce. They also told us about their efforts to help ultra-Orthodox women secure their place on the ballot--Ultra-Orthodox parties normally do not let women run as candidates.  Our last visit of the trip was to Kav LaOved, whose staff, pictured above, are helping migrant women who work as caretakers to elderly and disabled Israelis.  About 80% of these workers are female, and many work 24/7 under very difficult conditions.

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