Israel Association of University Women
Israel Association of University Women (IAUW) and University Women of Europe (UWE) warmly welcome you to the online UWE Meet & Greet on Sunday, 8th of May 2022: 17.00 – 19.00 CET, on zoom.
Welcome – Ora Sharon, Vice President and CER IAUW
Glimpse of Israel – short movie
Adv. Yemima Peretz Gabay, President IAUW addressing the meeting
Dr. Anne Bergheim-Negre, UWE President addressing the meeting
Ex-president IAUW Fayge Cohen introducing Zeina Drawshy doctoral student who received a scholarship from the Jerusalem branch. Zeina will tell us about herself, about her research and the help and encouragement that the scholarship offered her.
Q & A
Yuly Schwarts, Spokeswoman for Israel Antiquities Authority about the archaeological excavations and findings in the Holy lands
Dead Sea scrolls – short movie
Q & A
Jerusalem of Gold – song
Adv. Shiri Malca, the Chair of Tel Aviv branch about the voluntary work with the girls living in boarding schools. She will present one young girl Sivan Menash who received the scholarship. Sivan will speak about her life at the boarding school.
Tel Aviv scholarships – short movie
Q & A
All the participants singing “Hava Nagila”
Farewell messages – end of the meeting
This is a free event. To attend please register here . Following registration, you will receive a confirmation message and the Zoom link to the event, please save it. You will also receive an event reminder with the zoom link 24 hours before the event.
Relax and enjoy. Israelis are exceptionably hospitable, they use phrases of gratitude quite often. Bevakasha!
Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic in early March, the meetings of the organization took place with Zoom. These included monthly book discussions on contemporary Israeli literature, meetings with members of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) dealing with issues of empowering and promoting women, and lectures on a variety of topics.
There are a number of children’s institutions in Israel for maltreated children who have been removed from their homes by order of the Court. About 40 of our members are mentors in three of such institutions, helping to improve the children’s spirit and teach them to believe in themselves and their future. A scholarship fund has been established to give these girls guidance and additional help to begin their higher education. This year we awarded 19 scholarships each of NIS.6,000.
We are very thankful to Dr. Anne Negre, UWE President for her visit to Israel and were delighted that she participated in the award event.
We have another scholarship fund which has been in existence for nearly 50 years which awards grants to women doctoral students. This year we awarded 10 scholarships each of NIS. 6,000.
On International Violence Day a conference was held in parliament to increase the awareness of the public of the violence against women. Volunteers from all the women’s organizations in Israel (including IAUW) attended. It was interesting to hear several victims sharing their problems. Volunteers from IAUW help in shelters for battered women.
In these difficult days of Corona, since many people have lost their jobs and face poverty, volunteers are also participating in a project delivering food parcels to needy families.
Representatives of IAUW sit on the parliamentary Committee for the Status of Women. On August 2020 the Parliament passed an amendment to The Men and Women Employee Equal Wages Act (1996). This amendment compels the employer to publish a comparative pay report of both gender employees.
Words cannot express how much we appreciate the Cooperation MOU Agreement which we signed with UWE. This gives us more strength to promote women’s rights.We hope that in the near future we will be accepted as full partners in the UWE.
On behalf of IAUW,
Ora Sharon / Vice President & CER
The Boards of University Women of University Women of Europe (UWE) and the Israel Association of University Women (IAUW) hereby announce that a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Presidents of the two organisations, Anne Negre (UWE) and Yemina Peretz – Gabay (IAUW).
The purpose of this agreement is to establish a framework within which IAUW can enhance friendly relations and cooperation within UWE framework including it’s members of European Associations. IAUW is a member of GWI and promotes lifelong education for women and girls, international cooperation, friendship, peace and respect for human rights for all, irrespective of their age, race, nationality, religion, political opinion, gender and sexual orientation or other status, advocates for the advancement of the status of women and girls and encourages and enables women and girls to apply their knowledge and skills in leadership and decision-making in all forms of public and private life.
UWE will welcome a representative of IAUW to attend and to participate in CER meetings held during its Annual General Meeting. This will promote the mission of organisation in relation to education and professional opportunity for women.
The Boards of UWE will welcome NFA and IAUW initiatives, projects and visits that will cement this cooperation and develop it further to achieve its full potential.
Special thanks to our Vice President Aisha Alshawaf and all the members of the Constitutional Committee for their remarkable work on issuing this document.