Limor Livnat 311 R.
(photo credit: Reuters)
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.
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"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 additional steps such as educating the Civil
Services Commission and government offices on policy protecting women. For example, women are not
be excluded from government ceremonies, even if they give their consent.
With the exception of Livnat, only one other minister - Education
Minister Gideon Sa'ar - attended the meeting, which took place as Prime
Minister Binyamin Netanyahu gathered an emergency meeting
to deal with an attack by right-wing extremists against an IDF base overnight Monday.
"We have to decide what country we want to live in. An advanced country
that believes in human liberty, or a country that we don't recognize,"