Israel's National Commissioner on Equal Employment Opportuni...
Israel's National Commissioner on Equal Employment Opportunity on Women and Minorities in the WorkplaceNov 18, 2016 8:45am
The Task Force and NCJW hosted a presention on:
Israel's Women and Minorities in the Workplace: Employment and Equal Opportunity
Adv. Mariam Kabha, National Commissioner of Israel's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Do Israeli women and minorities face discrimination in the workplace? What obstacles do women, Arab citizens, and Arab women in particular, face joining the workforce? How does access to employment affect Israel's economy at large?
Since 2008, Israel's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been working to mainstream equality and eliminate discrimination in the Israeli workplace as a national social and economic priority. In January 2016, Adv. Mariam Kabha was appointed Israel's second National Commissioner for Equal Employment Opportunity, becoming the highest ranking Arab civil servant in Israel.
Commissioner Kabha shared her personal journey as a professional Arab woman in Israel, her vision for the EEOC going forward, and discussed its current efforts to ensure equal access to employment for all Israelis.
Friday, November 18th - 8:45am
New York City
About the speaker
Adv. Mariam Kabha
Prior to being appointed National Commissioner of Israel's Equal Employment Opportunities Commission in January of 2016, Mariam Kabha served as the Commisioner of Social Equality at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Servicess. Between 2010-2015, Mariam served as the Regional Commissioner for Haifa and Northern districts of the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) at the Ministry of Economy. The EEOC aims to provide solutions for the challenges that arise in all issues relating to the enforcement of equality laws. Between the years 1999-2010, Mariam worked as a partner at a private law office in Haifa that dealt with a variety of areas of commercial, civil and administrative law. Mariam has worked as an attorney in the fields of tort law and security law. Earlier, Mariam worked as an attorney in the Meir Barak Law Office, mostly in the field of tort law and security law. She was the founder, in 2015 of the Forum for Advancing Equality at Work in the Arab Sector, a fourm that aims to increase awareness among the Arab population of their rights; provides access to the available tools to help them; and increases enforcement in the field of equal employment. During her studies, Mariam served as a PERACH Foundation Coordinator and managed a network of 60 students, who volunteered as tutors and mentors for elementary school students and children of prisoners.