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International Women's Day-March 8, 2017

In 1969/70, only 43% of Israel's university students were women.  Today, the number stands at 59%.  Yet university-educated women are still earning 20-to-25% less than men with similar levels of education.  (Data from Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics)
 
To mark International Women's Day, MJB is pleased to share some of our most important studies on the ongoing effort to advance the social and economic standing of Israeli women.

 

The Impact of In-Service Training on Educators Working with Ultra-Orthodox Schoolgirls at Risk
Ronli Rotem, Dalia Ben-Rabi (2016)

Developed by JDC-Ashalim in partnership with the Ultra-Orthodox Division and the Psychological and Counseling Services at the Ministry of Education, Elayikh ("to you") is a specialized training program for educators (school principals, homeroom teachers and counselors) in ultra-Orthodox schools for girls. The program emphasizes the relationship between the teacher and student as the key to the student's success.

 

Sustainability of the Eshet Chayil Program at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Services: Evaluation Study
Suzan Hassan-Daher, Judith King (2013)
JDC-TEVET's Eshet Chayil ("Woman of Valor") program was developed in the 1990s to help Ethiopian-Israeli women integrate into and retain employment. Following its success, in 2006 TEVET decided to implement the model among other women’s populations: Caucasus and Bukhara immigrants; vulnerable Jewish women; and Arab women.  Later, the Ministry of Social Affairs adopted the program nationally, with MJB evaluating the national implementation. 

 

 

Promoting and Developing Business Entrepreneurship among Bedouin Women in the Negev
Suzan Hassan-Daher (2012)
JDC-TEVET's entrepreneurship program for Bedouin women was one of several inititives to expand employment opportunities for Arab women across Israel. MJB's evaluation was crucial to identifying best practices in working with this disadvantaged population. 

 

 

Employment of Arab Women Aged 18-64
Judith King, Denise Naon, Abraham Wolde-Tsadick, Jack Habib (2009)
This first-ever national report on ther employment of Arab women shed important new light on the challenges facing these women and the potential of long-term integration into the workforce.  The report became an important resource for the Authority for the Economic Development of the Arab, Druze and Circassian Sectors at the Prime Minister's Office to draw up a three-year plan for Arab women.

 

 

 

 

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