Who are we?

KIDMA: The Project for the Advancement of Women in Israel was established by Arlette Adler in 1984, and since then has found a supportive base at the University of Haifa. It was on this most pluralistic of Israeli campuses that in 1970 the New Feminist Movement was founded. Initiated and led by women academics (including KIDMA's Director, Professor Marilyn Safir), these feminist pioneers challenged the myth of gender equality that was built into the State's foundations and consequently revealed the deep disparities that exist between men and women in Israeli society. KIDMA is an organization that aims to advance the status of women in Israel through creating programs to help women increase their positive involvement in Israeli society. While the University of Haifa provides a space to facilitate KIDMA, it does not provide any financial support. Thus, as an independent organization within the University, KIDMA relies heavily on the support of foundations and donors who are committed to strengthening civil society, women's rights in Israel, the advancement of women in general, and multiculturalism.

Goals and Objectives