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Ruth Colian-Photo by Tomer Appelbaum
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Israel's first ever ultra-Orthodox women’s party makes bold debut
The first-ever Israeli political party dedicated to ultra-Orthodox women, was unveiled Monday. Heading the party, called “B’Zhutan: Haredi Women Making Change” is Ruth Colian, 33, a veteran social activist and feminist who declared that this was a “...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Women and Israeli deMOCKracy
A little while back a lawsuit was filed with the Supreme Court to disallow funding of political parties that do not include women in the party list. I do not know what happened with that suit - I have not yet heard that it has been discussed or...
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Meet the Haredi feminist fighting for a political voice, Israel
Ruth Colian was that close to becoming the first ultra-Orthodox woman to run for Petah Tikva city council in Tuesday’s municipal election. But she fell a few dozen signatures short of the number required to register as a new political party when the...
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Gabriela Shalev: Israel’s First Female UN Ambassador
Speaking at the Stand With Us International Women’s Conference in Jerusalem, Shalev described serving as a woman in the male dominated United Nations. She said that whenever she was called into the UN Security Council to discuss the Israeli-...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Glass Ceiling Remains For Women in Israeli Politics
Israel is usually described as a Western democracy. But there are many areas where Israel cannot pride itself on having obtained such positives stats. The representation of women in positions of power is one area, where Israel’s democracy still lags...