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Women’s Struggle for Equality in Israel with Professor Yifat Bitton

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This program offers an overview of women’s status in Israel, indicating the challenges and triumphs the feminist movement has achieved in different fields. Professor Bitton will present her own perspectives on these dynamics, based on her experience as one of the leading socio-legal feminists in Israel today.

This program is sponsored by the Israel Committee.

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PROFESSOR YIFAT BITON, a legal academic and social activist for equality, was shortlisted twice for Israel’s Supreme Court, making history as the youngest woman and the first woman of Mizrahi descent ever to appear on the list. She is the founder of Tmura – the Israeli Anti-discrimination Center, which advocates for the rights of women who have suffered abuse – and president of Achva Academic College. She holds a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University and a LLM from Yale University Law School. Professor Bitton is a visiting Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago this fall. 


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