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Merav Michaeli speaks with Sweden’s foreign minister

Israeli-Swedish relations are beginning to warm up again, after a few tense years since the 2014 Gaza War.

A WOMAN sits with her children near their tent at a camp for internally displaced people in Dharawan

Immediate action needed for Yemeni women and girls' health, safety - UNFPA

The UNFPA estimated that some 1.5 million women and girls in Yemen will be unable to access health and protection services, as needs for these resources grow.

Women in Afghanistan: UNFPA calls for urgent healthcare funding

The UNFPA called for funding, estimating that the situation in Afghanistan could lead to an additional 51,000 maternal deaths and 4.8 million unintended pregnancies.

19/09/2021

BGU program promoting girls in STEM wins Astronautical Federation G3 prize

The G3 award is granted yearly to organizations who work for diversity in the field of space research and have shown excellent results.

09/05/2021

Israeli ninth-grader wins gold at European Girls Mathematical Olympiad

Ninth-grader Noga Friedman of Rehovot's De Shalit Middle School won a gold medal and Ya'ara Shulman, a tenth-grader who studies at Herzliya's Rishonim High School, won a silver medal.

Tel Aviv launches app to increase women's safety in public spaces

SafeUp's "guardians" are now available 24/7 to assist any women in the city who feel unsafe via phone calls, video calls and location sharing.

Labor Party leader Merav Michaeli, the only female current Knesset party leader running in the upcom

Why is Int'l Women's Day important in Israel?

While it’s true that women are capable of achieving almost anything in Israel, it’s also true that they often don’t. Why? Is it because they simply don’t want to? Or are there other factors at play?

People dance and sing during a demonstration to mark International Women's Day in front of the parli

Remembering women’s rights on Int'l Women’s Day - and everyday

Women face uphill climb to equality in the MENA region.

By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
08/03/2021
'Ahasuerus and Haman at the Feast of Esther' by Rembrandt, 1660, at Moscow's Pushkin Museum

Queen Esther helped me become the hero of my own Persian Jewish story

When met with a crisis — when the king’s evil adviser, Haman, decreed that all the Jews were to be killed — Esther looked deep within herself and realized she had strength.

By AYLIN SEDIGHI-GABBAIZADEH/JTA
25/02/2021
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