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Isha L’Isha – Haifa Feminist Center

Our mission is to advance the status and rights of women and girls, and to promote peace, security, and socio-economic justice from a feminist perspective

Presence in: Israel
Focus: Women's Rights

Isha l’Isha Haifa Feminist center is a community of women building partnership and understanding among women in Israel, regardless of religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual preference, ability or disability or socioeconomic status.“Isha L’Isha”  is a leading voice in the struggle for women’s rights in the country .It is the oldest feminist center in Israel founded in 1983 by the  feminist women of Haifa who fought for women’s rights in the 1970s.

Our mission is to advance the status and rights of women and girls, and to promote peace, security, and socio-economic justice from a feminist perspective through dissemination of knowledge, advancing legislation, research, and public events.

Our Goals
  • To eradicate every form of discrimination, violence and oppression against women,
  • To protect our rights to make decisions about our bodies,
  • To create the conditions for understanding, commonality and dialog between women of different cultures and backgrounds.
  • To improve existing services and adapt them to the specific needs of women.
  • Social change by raising awareness to issues of equality,
  • To take action against any sexist expression in society and to spread the idea of equal rights and opportunities for all women.

Our vision is:

A society where all women enjoy equal rights in all fields.

A society without gender-based violence.

A society in which women’s voices are heard.

A society in which women have full and equal access.

People Associated With This Organization

Ayala Olier

Isha L’Isha – Haifa...
Joined May 2022
I work at a feminist NGO called Isha L'Isha - Haifa Feminist Center, that works to promote women's rights in Israel. I coordinate the Women Without Status project which is a project that works to promote the rights, security and well being of women without permanent legal status in Israel, such as trafficking victims, asylum seekers, women who married Israeli citizens, migrant workers and more. We mostly focus on violence victims and advocate to make sure the women receive police protection, welfare services and an option for independent legal status. In addition we also assist the women in accessing rights, mostly by providing the women with reliable information regarding their rights and by mediating between the women and state institutions. By joining the network I'm looking to learn from other people in the field, get more tools to promote advocacy in Israel and also participate in global advocacy efforts.
Ayala Olier is the network champion (main point of contact) for Isha L’Isha – Haifa Feminist Center.

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