Advancing Legal Rights
Legal Advice Bureaus for Family and Employment Matters
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. The professional staff is assisted by trained WIZO volunteers who have undergone specialized training in dealing with legal issues. The bureaus staff treat each case individually, whether the circumstances require couple counselling, mediation or the initial steps towards legal proceedings.
Phone Inquiries for Pregnant Women, Mothers of New-Born Babies and their Partners
WIZO operates a phone service for women and their partners regarding their rights at the workplace during the time of their pregnancy and after the birth of their baby.
Advancing Legislation and Activities Relating to the Advancement of the Status of Women
WIZO initiates legislative proposals with the goal of advancing the status of women
in Israel, in all areas of life.
WIZO distributes printed information and brochures on different topics relating to
the status of women, signs petitions related to women’s issues, initiates and takes
an active role in demonstrations involving the role and status of women.
WIZO holds lectures, workshops, seminars and courses on diverse aspects
relating to the status of women. In addition, WIZO hosts educational and instructive
workshops for youth and female soldiers on various topics, including the
identification of early signs of a potentially violent partner during courtship.
WIZO is represented on a range of Knesset committees such as the Committee for
the Advancement of the Status of Women, Committee of Legislature, Law and
Justice and other committees. WIZO also participates in the steering committees
of government agencies and voluntary organizations relating to the status of