Israel's only facility for Arab victims of sexual abuse faces closure
The Social Affairs Ministry offered the NGO operating the center NIS 30,000 instead of the NIS 200,000 they received in previous years, claiming that they did not submit a request for assistance as required.
The Haifa crisis center run by Assiwar - the Arab Feminist Movement in Support of Victims of Sexual Abuse, which offers help to hundreds of Arab women in Israel each year, is in danger of immediate closure due to budget problems and the failure of the Social Affairs Ministry to provide adequate funding.
The center, the only one in Israel designated for Arab women who are victims of sexual...
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