Nivcharot underwent a long way since it the launching of the “No Voice, No Vote” (Lo Nivcharot, Lo Bocharot) Facebook page in 2012. Follow our timeline and learn more about the development of Nivcharot and its vision, as we tell the story of the last suffragettes in Israel.
The Agudath Israel party announced that it will erase the word “man” from clause 6A, a discriminating clause against women in its regulations, stating that only an 18 years-old jewish man can join the party. It is a first step towards amending the exclusion of women from the party, and yet an insufficient one.
The vision of the “Nivchrot” movement is to place Charedi women in decision-making positions and politics, the main goal being to improve their status, their living conditions and welfare through awareness of rights, nurturing leadership, social responsibility and legislation for policy change.
“Nivcharot” fully believes that it is the responsibility of the government institutions to take action in changing the situation such that the Charedi women will have equal representation and rights within the Charedi community and to enact change that will abolish the situation that has been custom to date whereupon influential parties in Israel are...
The first wing our “Nivcharot” activity is community-based activity to raise awareness of women’s rights and to influence and counteract the lack of representation in politics which influences their everyday life. The teams hold conferences, distributes products with messages of women’s religious leadership and create leadership programs to create a young leadership circle of Charedi...
After the elections for the 20th Knesset, the spontaneous movement becomes a registered organization under the name “Nivchrot” and is rebranded. The movement’s logo includes Mrs. Sara Schnirer, the founder of the Chredi Beit Yaakov educational network who paved the way for Charedi girls education in Europe before the Holocaust. Esti Shoshan and Esti Rieder...
Towards the end of 2014, the elections for the 20th Knesset were advanced. In the discussion groups, the need arose to re-launch the “No voice-No vote” campaign. A group of Charedi women activists exposed itself in the face name and sent a letter to the Charedi Knesset members asking them to begin acting for the...
In order to enhance discourse and create safe discussion platforms, a closed Facebook group was opened for Charedi women called “feminists under the wig.” In this group, subjects that are considered taboos, such as sexual abuse and relationships in the Charedi world are raised. Various issues relating to the status of women in Halacha are...
The group of Charedi women activists initiated discussions on the “Committee for women’s Status”. For the first time discussions were held in this committee regarding the welfare of Charedi women. Disturbing data on the state of health, wage levels in the labor market, and education barriers were exposed. The Charedi Knesset members who were invited...
Toward the end of 2013, the first wave of attempts to run for office in the local elections. Charedi women from various parts of the country announce their running for city councils. With the exception of the party “city and mother” in Elad headed up by Michal Czernowitzki who continued to the end, all other...
Shortly after the elections for the 19th Knesset, a first group of Charedi women was established. The project was called “Involvement” and serves as a platform for discussions and actions on various issues related to the status of Haredi women. The project was founded by Esti Shushan and Racheli Ivanbaum. They recruited an initial seed...
The protest is gaining media attention because it is the first time that a clear voice has been heard from Charedi women protesting their silencing in public in general and the political arena in particular. The media exposure has caused many more Charedi women to take an interest in the new initiative, but there is...
One Chareidi woman’s protest, Esty Shushan called out to her peers, Chareidi women, not to vote for parties that do not care for their rights and do not allow them representation.(No voice no vote) The protest is covered by the media and for the first time the issue is publicly discussed.