Civil & Human Rights
Israel’s Declaration of Independence says: “Israel will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or gender; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture.” NIF supports groups and projects working to fulfil this vision. From women’s and LGBT rights, to the relationship between synagogue and state, to protecting the rights of Jewish and non-Jewish minorities, NIF has founded, funded, trained or otherwise supported every significant human and civil rights organisation in Israel.
So, what do we do now?
NIF's targeted strategy for a new reality
We won’t be cowered or silenced by any “blacklist”
One of our flagship grantees, Standing Together, are leading the recent protests with the slogan “this is everyone’s home”.
Protecting LGBTQ+ Students in the Classroom
The Ministry had never before distributed clear guidelines on the subject to schools in Israel, and consequently LGBTQ+ students have sometimes been exposed to arbitrary and inappropriate treatment by educational staff.
Warning About Changes to Israeli Police
The proposed law endangers individual rights and may turn the police into a tool in the hands of the government to oppress minority groups.