Today (Wednesday) marks the International Day in Israel and also in Israel the day of the international struggle against violence against women: After a series of presentations around the country yesterday to raise awareness of the issue, this morning a special discussion was held in the Knesset. During the discussion, the committee members discussed monitoring the budgetary implementation of the program for the prevention of domestic violence and the streamlining of treatment to reduce domestic violence.
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Among the measures approved: preventing the dismissal of a woman staying in a shelter for battered women, the obligation to treat violent men and the denial of guardianship of a murderer.
Public pressure for a whole week in the week Prevention of violence against women succeeded and led the Ministerial Committee to approve today a series of bills, including my and Karin Elharar’s proposal to prevent the dismissal of a woman staying in a shelter for battered women, Aida Thomas Sliman’s duty to treat violent men and Gideon Saar to deny murder
– Tamar Zandberg (@tamarzandberg) November 25, 2020
On this occasion, the website of the Ministry of Welfare has gathered for women who suffer from violence all the information they need. Many domestic and violent violence, which can break out in any family and is a difficult and dangerous phenomenon, must be treated. If you identify someone who is in distress, contact them for the following information:
One of the treatment options is to contact the centers for the prevention and treatment of domestic violence operated by the Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Services. These centers operate in the community and are operated by experts in the field who can help you in an emergency and also in accompanying the family in order to stop the violent conduct.
You can ask for help remotely, even in a text message
These centers, which deal with diagnosis, risk assessment, construction of defenses, treatment and rehabilitation for families in the cycle of violence, address both victims and victims. In addition, you can contact the 118 hotline at any time and the quiet line where you can correspond with a social worker at the hotline by text message at 055-700012.
In addition, you can also call the relevant emergency centers:
Emergency call center of the Ministry of Welfare (assistance in all languages) – 118
Silent emergency hotline at the Ministry of Welfare – 055-7000128
Naamat’s line operates 24/7 and is staffed by an expert AUSIT – 9201 *
LA and OnLife Association (assistance in all languages) – 6724 *
Bat Melech Association – 1-800-292333
Line for Men in the Circle of Violence (WIZO) – 1-800-393904
Emergency line for Arab women – 04-6566813
Arab women in the center (Noam) – 08-9965008
For those who are not sure if he / she or someone close to them are in the cycle of violence and do not want to call or send a text message, you can fill out a self-diagnosis questionnaire on the Ministry of Welfare’s website where you can find the warning signs of domestic violence.
Leaving the house for refuge following domestic violence and later also to a transitional apartment and independent living, is not simple and constitutes a significant change in life. To assist in this process, various government agencies work in a variety of ways: immediate material assistance to victims and victims of domestic violence; An adjustment grant for women who have been in a shelter for victims of violence; Ensuring income for women staying in the shelter; Rent assistance for women affected by violence; Labor laws in cases of domestic violence victims; Legal assistance regarding domestic violence.
Full information on assistance and rights can be found on the website of the Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Services.