WIZO federations


WIZO Austria

President Dr. Yana Hauptmann
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  • Founded in 1921
  • Until WWII the strongest federation in Europe
  • Many WIZO members were murdered in the Holocaust
  • Revived after the war in 1946
  • International NGO activities at UN in Vienna and Geneva in cooperation with the Israeli Embassies
  • Building bridges between Israel and Austria


  • Day care center in Rehovot
  • Maya Rosenberg vocational school in Rehovot
  • New library in Parent’s Home, Tel Aviv
  • New Physiotherapy facilities Parent’s Home, Tel Aviv
  • New Day care center in Modiin

Chairperson: Caroline Shklarek-Zelman

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Dr. Yana Hauptmann President

To me, WIZO is a pioneer in fostering a strong democratic society. WIZO provides access to education for the underprivileged, enables women to pursue employment thanks to WIZO’s day care centers, and a new home and vital support for women who have experienced violence and oppression within their families.

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