Israeli lawyer shortlisted for int'l social leadership award

Israeli lawyer Irit Rosenblum, who most recently championed the rights of a gay father attempting to bring his children born to a surrogate mother in India back to Israel, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Oguntê Women's Social Leadership Awards 2010.
Established in 2007, the awards recognize the work of women around the world who have influenced changes to pressing social issues in their countries.
Rosemblum, who was nominated for the award along with three others - two from the UK and one Pakistani woman, is the Executive Director of the New Family Organization, a non-profit organization that champions the rights of Israelis to establish marriages or unions outside of the traditional system. As well as representing Dan Goldberg, a homosexual father of twins born to a surrogate mother in India, Rosemblum has won numerous legal battles for people to create alternative families structures here.
A ceremony honoring all the nominated women will take place Wednesday in London and the winners will be announced then.