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In honor of International Women's Day, Keter has put up signs across its eight facilities that say '

Int'l Women's Day: Keter is closing the gender pay gap for women

According to the Adva Center, an organization that analyses Israeli policy, the gender pay gap has not only not disappeared with time, but has actually grown in 2020.

'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
Morocco's first humanoid robot, called "Shama."

Women changing the face of science in the Middle East and North Africa

For International Day of Women and Girls in Science, four inspiring women scientists tell their stories.

By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
12/02/2021
Amy Bettys, co-chair of the Women's Health and Reproductive Rights organization, raises her fist dur

Abortions may be easier to access thanks to NCJW efforts

The organization will lead a reproductive-rights focused Shabbat, intent on delivering information and tools to fight for abortion access, especially during the pandemic.

Alnajjar, Qudaih and Aburok working the land they rented in the Khuza'a area.

Women in Gaza determined to overcome economic, social challenges

Israeli blockade must end to revive Strip’s battered finances, economist says

By SANAA ALSWERKY / THE MEDIA LINE
19/12/2020
Tel Aviv light rail

Israel ranked 31st in gender equality out of 100 countries

Israel's highest score was for Israeli women's access to education and its lowest was given for female-positive legislation.

06/12/2020
Shamsia Alizada.

Coal miner’s daughter aims to become Afghan president

Shamsia Alizada, 17, came in first place on national university entrance exam.

By ARSHAD MEHMOOD/THE MEDIA LINE
02/10/2020

First woman to earn a Ph.D. honored with 'Google Doodle'

Lady Elena earned an advanced degree in philosophy from the University of Padua over 300 years ago.

Nechama Leibowitz

Sefaria turns a female page

Online Jewish text platform adds commentary by Nechama Leibowitz, its first woman scholar, as it expands its accessible library.

02/05/2019

Israel's fertility rate comparable to U.S. 'baby boom,' study finds

Among the population of ultra-Orthodox women, the average fertility rate is somewhere in the area of seven children per family.

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