Livnat joins opposition-led rally for women’s rights

December 21, 2011 17:34


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Culture and Sport Minister Limor Livnat joined an opposition-led rally to stop discrimination against women on Wednesday, calling for the government to take action against the phenomenon.

The event, originally planned by the Labor Party’s young guard, began with a march from the High Court of Justice to the Knesset, during which MKs and activists held torches and quoted the well-known Hanukka song “Banu Hosech Legaresh” (we’ve come to dispel the darkness).

Most of the MKs participating in the demonstration were from Kadima, including opposition leader Tzipi Livni. Meretz and Labor MKs were also present, though Labor leader Shelly Yacimovich, who spoke out against the “terrible regression” in women’s rights on Channel 2 that day, was conspicuously absent.

Livnat, who leads the Inter-ministerial Committee on the Status of Women, joined the protesters when they reached a Knesset conference room, saying that discrimination has become more common and extreme recently, and that it is a form of violence against women.

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