by Susan Sapiro

Why Laws Hardly Improve Women’s Status in Israel

Ruth Halperin-Kaddari’s densely informative text Women in Israel: A State of their Own (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004) is based on the author’s “Report on the State of Israel Concerning the Implementation of the U.N Convention on the Elimination of AH Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)” Halperin-Kaddari is a professor of law at Bar- Ilan University who combines feminist legal theories with a broad, sociological perspective on gender and Israeli society. She looks at all aspects of women’s lives: legal issues—affirmative action and mothers’ rights in the workplace— along with social issues, such as employment, health, social benefits, the media, family, violence against women, and women’s representation in public life,

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