Knesset and Welfare

Knesset and Welfare

The division liaises between the Knesset [Israeli parliament] and the local authorities, and protects their interests regarding Knesset legislation. The activity focuses mainly on the legislation of laws relating to the duties of the local authorities, as well as economic issues that have direct or indirect influence on the financial steadfastness of the local authorities.

In the welfare area, the division constitutes a central and influential professional element in designing the welfare policy and its ways of implementation in practice by the welfare departments at the local authorities. The division has work relations with the Ministry of Welfare and Social Services as a main factor in setting and budgeting the welfare policy, as well as relations with additional bodies, such as voluntary bodies, the third sector and additional government ministries. In addition, the division deals with advancing women’s affairs and gender equality, and is in contact with the responsible elements in the authorities for the prevention of sexual harassment.

 

Pini Kabalo, VP

972-3-6844279pini@masham.org.il

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