Underneath the numbers is where the real story lies
Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse
Domestic abuse occurs in the Jewish community at the same
rate as the general population.
Rebecca, a Jewish 17-year-old, participated in an interactive program called “It’s
Not Love,” that helps teens learn the signs of abusive relationships and rethink how
to handle unhealthy situations for themselves, their friends and their family. As a
direct result of this program, it became clear to Rebecca that her dad’s behavior at
home was abusive. She successfully persuaded her mom to seek help, ultimately
leading to a safer, happier environment for herself, her mom, and her younger
CASA de Maryland
Abuse among domestic workers occurs even in high profile
Martha’s heart filled with excitement as she boarded the plane to America with her
new employer, a diplomat. What an opportunity – she would work in his home, caring
for his children and doing light house cleaning. Or so she was told. Upon her
arrival in the US, everything changed. Martha was forced to cook, clean and scrub
for 16-hours a day, six days a week, hardly ever allowed to leave the house.
Exhausted and heartbroken, she had nowhere to turn. Until she learned about CASA de
Maryland. The group – made up primarily of volunteer women who had been victims
themselves – helped coordinate her escape. Without their organized effort, offering
physical protection, legal guidance and hope, leaving would have been virtually
impossible. Six years later, Martha leads rescues for other women and lobbies on
Capitol Hill for domestic worker rights. Her volunteer work at CASA de Maryland has
helped countless women.
Young Women Politicians
Nitzan Senior, journalist and entrepreneur. Nitzan is
leading the #SheVotes campaign which is being supported through “Achot, Shtayim,
Shalosh”, a grantee of Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation.
Nitzan Senior established "Young Women Politicians", a socio-political enterprise
whose goal is to encourage young women to become politicians. Today in Israel, women make up 28% of elected officials on the state level, and 14% on the local level—very low percentages. When women are not around the decision-making table, their voices
are not being heard. In most cases politicians will not promote the interests of a
group that is not present.
"Through the women’s activist forum “Achot, Shtayim, Shalosh” I won a grant
to support my initiative. This has enabled us to get guidance in planning, strategy,
graphic design, logistics and promotion. It is the first time we have launched a
campaign and the support we received throughout the process has helped us to create
a convincing and professional campaign. I hope that in the next election we will
find that more women voted and more women are elected!"