Social and Economic Justice

Promoting Equality for Everyone

NIFC works to reduce social and economic gaps as a means of safeguarding democracy and building a cohesive society.

With 1 in 3 Israeli children living below the poverty line, the Israeli public is more united behind the desire for social and economic justice than on any other single issue.

Specifically, our work focuses on some of the most critical root causes of socio-economic gaps: the lack of housing options and deep inequality in the distribution of public resources.

Examples of recently-funded projects include Adva’s gender equality analyses of Israel’s state budget and Bizchut’s disability rights hotline.

Adva Center

Education on Social and Economic Rights

The Adva Center monitors inequality in Israel’s budgets and social services, while its educational programs empower marginalized groups to participate in policy-making. Our 2020 project educates the public with a focus on gender issues and the cost of the occupation. In the current crisis, our project is providing much-needed information on pre-existing social gaps in Israel.

Highlighting Discrimination Against Ethiopian Israeli Women

Highlighting Discrimination Against Ethiopian Israeli Women

A study by the Adva Center – a think-and-do tank that monitors social and political developments in Israel and is supported by the NIF global network — found that Ethiopian Israeli women face a series of discriminatory obstacles in Israel’s job market. These barriers...

Advancing Progressive Values

Advancing Progressive Values

This August, Israel’s government approved an annual budget for the first time since 2018. The budget must now make its way through Knesset committees and be passed into law by November 4, or the new government will fall. This constitutes a critical time for Israel’s...

Tracking Anti-Democratic Budget Laws

Tracking Anti-Democratic Budget Laws

This week the Knesset passed it’s first national budget in two years alongside a new bill that could potentially usher in many economic changes without oversight. NIFC project partner the Berl Katznelson Foundation has sent an open letter to Knesset Speaker Mickey...

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