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Dear Friends, 

Last week we had the pleasure of hosting the Aviv Seminar, where young women aged 25-45 from 10 federations around the world came together to strengthen their relationship with WIZO and the State of Israel, to develop their leadership skills and to connect with WIZO projects and the be exposed to the impact they have on the lives of vulnerable children, youth and women in the Israeli society. One of the pillars of the seminar was the introduction of our new program "Caring for our Future", which focuses on building the new generation of WIZO women starting at the age of Bat Mitzvah and onwards, to strengthen WIZO values and ideology for the years to come, for the improvement of Israeli society. 

With warm WIZO regards,

Janine Gelley
Chairperson, Organization and Tourism Div. 
World WIZO.
Wizo Fashion Show 2015
Spectacular kids' fashion show hosted and produced by WIZO Florida Aviv 

Caring for our Future

WIZO is introducing "Caring for our Future". This program is a groundbreaking initiative that seeks to instill values of gender equality, "tikun olam", social responsibility and Zionism into the identity shaping teenage period. Through "Caring for our Future", WIZO educates a next that will fight for women's rights, care for others and help build up Israeli society. Read more...

Lessons from the Federations

Sharing is caring, especially when it comes to exchanging lessons learned from past functions hosted for the youth. Getting young people motivated, engaged and committed is a difficult task, and Aviv groups all around the world have all struggled with this matter. Therefore, it is crucial to put our heads together and learn from each other's failures as well as successes. The participants from this year's Aviv Seminar presented incredibly inspiring functions they hosted in the past, where hundreds of children and youth came together for WIZO. Read more...

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This day does not only have great symbolic value, recognizing this worldwide inhuman injustice, affecting one third of women around the globe one way or the other. It also contributes to the fight against this very phenomenon by increasing awareness in the public, pushing for political interference, raising funds and calling for action to end this global pandemic. Read more...

Invest and Mobilize to End Violence Against Women 
International intervention is fundamental in fighting violence against women and girls, but this cannot stand alone. A crucial element is to invest in women and girl's education and empowerment, which requires serious commitment both nationally and internationally. Violence against women stems from deep-rooted inequality in gender roles, rights and opportunities, and social norms in certain places condone or normalize such violence. Read more...

One in Three Arab Women Fears Violence within the Family

Arab women in Israel fear for their safety within their home. In fact, Arab women are five times more afraid of being attacked in their home than women in the general population. This divide within Israeli society is also evident when comparing women's fear of being harmed by state institutions. Where 74% of Arab Israeli women and 51% of Haredi women fear institutional harm, 29% of all women in Israel have this fear. Read more...
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Compiled by World WIZO Organization & Tourism Division
Editor-in-chief: Janine Gelley, Chairperson
Co-editors: Dina Lewinsky & Raquel Dar
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