Protection in Many Languages

Give credit to Jewish Women International of Canada (JWIC) for their polyglot inclusivity, reaching out to Jewish women by publishing two of its major publications in several languages. “Protect Yourself: Stop the Violence Against You,” a pamphlet for women escaping domestic abuse, printed in English, French, Hebrew, Spanish and Russian, has already been widely distributed to shelters, social workers and medical facilities. And the newest publication, “Why Do I Need a Jewish Divorce?” created in collaboration with the Canadian governmental project Family Law Education for Women, is already out in English, French and Russian, with editions in Hebrew, Spanish and Yiddish on the way. It explains many specifics of how getting — or not getting — a get can affect a family legally or in Jewish society. For more information or to order these valuable resources, go to www.jwi.org.

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