Wac-Maan’s Women’s Project Archive

  • <p>An outstanding gathering organized by WAC-Maan and Sindyanna of the Galilee marked International Women’s Day at the Baqa Al-Gharbiyye community center on March 7, 2015.</p>

    International Women’s Day: Women Making Change

    An outstanding gathering organized by WAC-Maan and Sindyanna of the Galilee marked International Women’s Day at the Baqa Al-Gharbiyye community center on March 7, 2015.

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  • <p>On Sunday, December 22, 2013, the conference for the integration of Arab women in the workforce was held at the Tel-Aviv University under the title “Fair Trade, Fair Employment”. The conference was an initiative of the Sindyanna of Galilee Fair Trade Association, Independent Union Center Ma’an, the Bread and Roses art exhibition, and Italian NGO Cospe, within the EU-funded “Fair Trade Fair Peace” project. Tens of agricultural workers from the Arab Triangle region, women active at the Sindyanna of Galilee visitors’ center in Kufr Manda, Tel-Avivis, and Jaffans attended.</p>

    Fair Trade, Fair Employment

    On Sunday, December 22, 2013, the conference for the integration of Arab women in the workforce was held at the Tel-Aviv University under the title “Fair Trade, Fair Employment”. The conference was an initiative of the Sindyanna of Galilee Fair Trade Association, Independent Union Center Ma’an, the Bread and Roses art exhibition, and Italian NGO Cospe, within the EU-funded “Fair Trade Fair Peace” project. Tens of agricultural workers from the Arab Triangle region, women active at the Sindyanna of Galilee visitors’ center in Kufr Manda, Tel-Avivis, and Jaffans attended.

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  • Sindyanna of Galilee, a Fair Trade association, together with the Workers Advice Center (WAC-MAAN), the Bread and Roses art exhibit and the Italian NGO Cospe, invite you to a discussion on integrating Arab women into Israel’s labor market. The evening is organized in the framework of the Project Fair Trade, Fair Peace, funded by the European Union.

    Sindyanna of Galilee, a Fair Trade association, together with the Workers Advice Center (WAC-MAAN), the Bread and Roses art exhibit and the Italian NGO Cospe, invite you to a discussion on integrating Arab women into Israel’s labor market. The evening is organized in the framework of the Project Fair Trade, Fair Peace, funded by the European Union.

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  • Insaf, 32 years old and mother to two toddlers, works at the Sindyanna of Galilee Visitors Center at Kufr Manda. She originally came here to learn to weave baskets in...

    Meeting the world at the Sindyanna Visitors Center

    Insaf, 32 years old and mother to two toddlers, works at the Sindyanna of Galilee Visitors Center at Kufr Manda. She originally came here to learn to weave baskets in...

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  • The data of the Central Bureau of Statistics indicate enormous wage gaps between men and women, as well as between Jews and Arabs. These have made headlines and caused urgent...

    What it means to be unemployed as an Arab woman in Israel

    The data of the Central Bureau of Statistics indicate enormous wage gaps between men and women, as well as between Jews and Arabs. These have made headlines and caused urgent...

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  • The struggle to empower Arab women and assist them in obtaining agricultural work did not start last summer, and was not a result of the social protest. This struggle started six years ago, with a special project to open jobs in agriculture for Arab women, with all peripheral benefits and according to the law. Getting wage slips which outline reductions from wages and peripheral benefits may seem to be the absolute minimum, but for many Arab women who are desperate to work this is an achievement. Especially when most farmers prefer to employ imported laborers under even poorer terms.

    Representatives of the social protest movement in Baqa al-Gharbiyeh

    The struggle to empower Arab women and assist them in obtaining agricultural work did not start last summer, and was not a result of the social protest. This struggle started six years ago, with a special project to open jobs in agriculture for Arab women, with all peripheral benefits and according to the law. Getting wage slips which outline reductions from wages and peripheral benefits may seem to be the absolute minimum, but for many Arab women who are desperate to work this is an achievement. Especially when most farmers prefer to employ imported laborers under even poorer terms.

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  • <p>A delegation of activists for social protest from Beit Haam, Tel Aviv, visited the WAC-MAAN headquarters in Baqa al-Gharbiya on January 14, 2012, where they met with Arab women and agricultural workers in order to examine the harsh reality affecting the Arab population under the racist economic policy that drives women out of the labor market.</p>

    Activists from Tel-Aviv Visit Arab Women in Baqa al-Gharbiya

    A delegation of activists for social protest from Beit Haam, Tel Aviv, visited the WAC-MAAN headquarters in Baqa al-Gharbiya on January 14, 2012, where they met with Arab women and agricultural workers in order to examine the harsh reality affecting the Arab population under the racist economic policy that drives women out of the labor market.

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  • It’s unlikely an event like this has ever been held in Israel before. On January 4, women from the Galilee, the Negev and the Triangle (Wadi Ara region) came together at the Inbal Dance Theatre for the Black Labor Conference to discuss their status as female workers at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder.

    “Black Labor” – Granting Voice and Color to the Unseen Worker

    It’s unlikely an event like this has ever been held in Israel before. On January 4, women from the Galilee, the Negev and the Triangle (Wadi Ara region) came together at the Inbal Dance Theatre for the Black Labor Conference to discuss their status as female workers at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder.

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