Civil & Human Rights

civil and human rights 19As Israel’s demographics continue to shift, NIFC is there to support disadvantaged groups in their fight for human and civil rights. From LGBTQ rights to minority rights, NIFC works on shared issues including housing education, health services, and equal employment opportunities. We fund initiatives that empower Israelis to demand and achieve their rights.

New Israel Fund of Canada
Civil & Human Rights Projects in 2013

Public Education Panel Discussions: What’s Kosher? with Beit Hillel
Public Education for Human Rights with the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)
Civil Liberties Law Fellow Program with New Israel Fund/Washington College of Law
Public Education for Access to Social and Economic Rights with ADVA Center

Spotlight on >  Civil Liberties Law Fellow

Raya
The New Israel Fund of Canada has worked with the New Israel Fund to support Law Fellows in Israel as they continue their education through an internship at a non-profit organization in Israel.

The 2013 Law Fellow, Raya Meiler, is completing an internship at the Legal and Public Policy Department of the Hotline for Migrant Workers. Her successful appeal to the Supreme Court ruled that recognition as a torture victim represents “exceptional humanitarian grounds” for releasing those jailed under the Anti-Infiltration Law from prison. This was a significant victory for the rights of refugees in Israel, many of whom suffered rape and other forms of torture while held captive by Bedouin smugglers in the Sinai.

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