Gender & Democracy

Der Preis der Besatzung

Wie hoch sind die Kosten der Besatzung für Israel? Und wer zahlt dafür? Die Debatte um die militärische Besatzung der palästinensischen Gebiete durch Israel im Jahr 1967, die sich in diesem Jahr zum fünfzigsten Mal jährt, dreht sich in der Regel um moralische, diplomatische, militärische und juristische Fragen. Die Auswirkungen des Konfliktes auf die israelische Gesellschaft - bezüglich des Lebensstandards, des Wirtschaftswachstums, interethnischer und jüdisch-arabischer Beziehungen und dem Gefälle zwischen Zentrum und Peripherie – werden dagegen selten berücksichtigt. 

Das Ziel der Studie „The Occupation: Who Pays the Price?” ist es eine entscheidende und fehlende Dimension hinzuzufügen, namentlich die Verbindung zwischen den Lebenswelten auf beiden Seiten der grünen Linie, indem sie den Schwerpunkt auf kritische soziale und ökonomische Folgewirkungen der Besatzung und des israelisch-palästinensischen Konfliktes legt.

By Dr. Shlomo Swirski


Advancing SDGs in Israel: Moving Forward

With the support of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in 2017, Itach-Maaki initiated a process aiming to create a civil society action plan for the implementation of SDGs in Israel, focused on the mitigation of poverty and inequality, advancing peace and gender equality and a society that is better for its diverse members. The process will include two phases in the year 2017 and will continue through 2018.

The Return of Repression

Governments around the world are taking draconian steps to suppress civil-society organizations, with measures ranging from restrictive laws and bureaucratic burdens to smear campaigns and censorship.

By Barbara Unmüßig

Israeli Civil Society under Pressure

The “Transparency Bill” serves to promote the delegitimization process of progressive NGOs in the country through a public shaming process that depicts the latter as minions of foreign governments

Our unique journey to implement UNSCR Resolution 1325 in Israel

Last December, the Israeli Government decided to establish a governmental committee to create a National Action Plan in the spirit  of UN Security Council Resolution 1325. The resolution calls on UN member states to protect women from violence, increase the participation of diverse women in decision-making bodies, and for the prevention of armed conflict. This video and the text that follows tells the story of the journey of civil society NGOs to create an Action Plan for Israel.

By Anat Thon-Ashkenazy , Netta Loevy


Immigration Detention in Israel - Annual Monitoring Report 2016

This is the second annual monitoring report on the conditions of the detention of migrants and asylum seekers held in administrative detention in Israeli facilities. In February 2016, the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants (HRM) published its first annual monitoring report, which focused on the conditions in which migrants were held in detention in 2015.

Broken Trust: State Involvement in Private Settlement in Silwan

The report – a joint publication of Ir Amim and Peace Now – focuses on the rapid escalation of private settlement activity in the heart of Batan al-Hawa, a Palestinian community in Silwan, located just outside the Old City walls within clear sight of Al-Aqsa. Batan al-Hawa is now the site of the largest attempted settler takeover in East Jerusalem, representing not only the large-scale displacement of an entire community but also the complicity of the Israeli government in facilitating private settlement in the Historic Basin. 

What we want

Our Gender and Democracy program seeks to enhance a comprehensive democracy that provides an inclusive, participatory system that ensures full civil and human rights.
Realizing that gender is a fundamental factor in shaping societies, we try to promote a political culture that prioritizes Gender Democracy values and practices on all levels.

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