A SHELTER FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN RISHON LE ZION FOR
“NO 2 VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN”
Funds raised by the Jewish National Fund go towards a shelter for victims of domestic violence in Rishon Le Zion. JNF and No 2 Violence Against women have joint forces to develop this project that will have a life altering impact on women and children that desperately need this facility. The shelter will provide safe housing, emotional and social contention for families, enabling them to rebuild their lives and have a real chance to start over in the wake of family shattering abuse.
Established in 1978 by Israel Prize Laureate Ruth Rasnic, ‘NO 2Violence Against Women’ has been helping victims of domestic violence by providing emergency housing, running a 24 hour helpline and advocating for the rights of women.
“Domestic violence is a community issue. Every woman must have a safe place for herself and her children. Thirty-five percent of the women worldwide have experience either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime”, Ruth Rasnic pointed out.
A shelter houses 10-12 families at a time and provides victims of domestic violence with a safe environment where they can start over. Staff and volunteers work with the families to access therapy, secure income, and find new housing.
At present, 65-70% of women and children fleeing abuse cannot get into shelters as there are not enough emergency shelter beds in Israel. JNF and ‘NO 2 Violence Against Women’ are working to change this by building a shelter in Rishon Le Zion. This project offers an important opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of women and children in Israel. This shelter is for everyone, regardless of background.
NO to Violence Against Women’ currently runs three shelters in Israel. The Hadera and Herzliya shelters have recently been rebuilt and with your help, the shelter in Rishon Le Zion will be rebuild as well.