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About Women's Budget Forum
The Women’s Budget Forum includes more than 20 Israeli organizations: women’s organizations, human rights and social change organizations, and academic associations. Its purpose is to promote social policies that contribute to the advancement of women and girls in Israel, through gender-sensitive budgeting.

Women's Budget Forum: Aims
  • Create public and parliamentary awareness of the gender implications of economic policies
  • Serve in an advisory capacity for government ministries and public agencies in the development of tools and strategies for gender-sensitive budgeting
  • Increase transparency by gathering, analyzing and publishing budget analyses disaggregated by gender
  • Encouraging the State Comptroller to utilize a gender lens in its examination of government actions
  • Advocate for the creation of a new position in government ministries and public agencies: gender-sensitive budgeting experts
  • Inculcate the necessity of taking gender considerations into account in budget debates in Knesset committees and plenary sessions
  • Increase cooperation among women’s, human rights and social change organizations on economic issues, so that these are designed to promote gender equality

Women's Budget Forum: Activities
  • Performing gender audits of government programs and decisions
  • Writing and disseminating position papers on gender-budget issues
  • Doing advocacy work at the Knesset, government ministries, local authorities and economic associations
  • Conducting workshops and study days for decision-makers, media people and the general public
  • Promoting gender equality in economic decisions through media work


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