Israel Scouts and International Women's Day
Israel Scouts are delighted to be participating in International Women's Day 2018 celebrations today, recognizing women and their achievements alongside our partners in Israel and across the world and campaigning for equal rights for women.
The origins of International Women's Day can be traced back to the labor movements in the early 20th Century both in North America and Europe. The first National Women's Day was celebrated on February 28, 1909 in the United States, designated by the American Socialist Party to honor the 1909 garment workers' strike in New York.
In 1975, International Women's Year, the United Nations passed a resolution creating International Women's Day, to be celebrated annually on March 8.
Here at the Israel Scouts, we believe in and ensure women's rights and gender equality, and we are proud to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
And by making considerable progress in gender parity, we hope that soon there will be no longer a need to demand progress on women's rights.
Working in the Hebrew Scouts Movement in Israel today, there are 506 women and 381 men!
We have 7 female regional leaders and 8 male regional leaders. Our senior management consists of two women and two men.
As a social-educational organization which vocally supports full equality in society, we must be leaders in the field of gender equality.
We believe we are doing this successfully, and look forward to continuing this leadership, thereby providing an example to wider Israeli society, long into the future on this vital issue.