Danino: Discrimination against women to be treated as crime

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December 19, 2011 15:48

 
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Police commissioner Insp.-Gen. Yochanan Danino ordered his commanders and officers to enforce a zero tolerance policy towards discrimination against women on Monday, following a string of incidents involving the negative treatment of women by haredi (ultra-Orthodox) men in public areas in recent days.

According to guidelines sent by Danino to police commanders, any form of discrimination against women must be treated as a criminal offense or a public disorder incident.

Danino accompanied the orders with a condemnation of the phenomenon, describing "any attempt to harm the rights of women" as unacceptable.

In recent days, media headlines have been dominated by incidents involving attempts by Haredi men to discriminate against women, sparking public outrage.

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