Gov't to establish working group on women's rights

December 13, 2011 14:57


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A ministerial committee on the status of women decided on Tuesday to establish a legislative working group to fight women's exclusion, Army Radio reported.

"A working group will be established comprising government representatives, women's groups that will be able to operate, and legislate if necessary," said  Culture and Sports Minister Limor Livnat, who chaired the meeting

The group would begin operating in 60-75 days, Livnat said.

Livnat also announced steps such as educating the Civil Services Commission and government offices. For example, women are not be excluded from government ceremonies, even if they give their consent, as recently occurred at a Health Ministry event.

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