Every year, WIZO provides Bar & Bat Mitzvah celebrations to thousands of Jewish children in Israel who might not otherwise be able to have one because of financial difficulties and complicated family situations.
While the students of WIZO Achuzat Yeladim Boarding School and Residential Home were unhurt, the campus, the only safe home for many of them, incurred serious damage and will need to be rebuilt as soon as possible.
For the 2016 International Day for the Elimination of Violence AgainstWomen, WIZO brings attention to its year-round work and calling on the public and government to invest in prevention of abuse as the best form of treatment.
To mark the 2016 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on the November 25th, WIZO produced a video focusing on the subject of prevention. In the video WIZO is calling on the government of Israel to devote resources not only to treating abused women AFTER the abuse, but to preventing the abuse form happening at all.
Past WIZOuk Chaiperson Jill H. Shaw recounts the recent, unique trip taken by WIZOuk members and volunteers to some of the WIZO projects which promote and exemplify diversity and coexistence in Israel.