A Shoulder for Women to Lean On
WIZO works actively towards advancing the status of women in society and the workplace. In this framework WIZO offers legal advice and assistance, protection and aid for families in crisis, support for single parent families and the prevention and treatment of domestic violence. The network of treatment includes legal advice bureaus, support groups, shelters for victims of domestic violence and a rehabilitation program (half-way home) following their stay in a shelter, centres for the prevention and treatment of violence in the family and 24-hour emergency hotlines for domestic violence victims. In addition, WIZO invests considerable effort in the guidance and empowerment of women throughout the country and operates a school and three centres for the advancement of women in politics.
Resources for Women
WIZO operates 30 legal advice bureaus throughout the country to assist women in family matters and employment law. Lawyers, mediators, psychologists, family and couple therapists staff the bureaus.
Within every woman lies the potential and the strength to undertake a journey of personal empowerment. The progression is built in such a way that each woman can decide where and how much she wants to move forward.
2 Shelters for Victims of Domestic Violence, Half-Way House: Rehabilitation Project, 3 Centers for the Prevention and Treatment of Violence in the Family, and, National Hotline for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Children at Risk
WIZO’s goal is to expand the political representation of women, from all sectors, at the municipal and national levels, in order to strengthen their status within Israeli society, to support social integration and to advance democracy and equality within society