Female Victims of Domestic Violence in Israel to Get More State Help

According to new bill before Ministerial Committee for Legislation, state will grant women a package of benefits, including occupational training and subsidized day care, and will also nearly double the 'halfway housing' available.

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A ministerial panel is expected to approve a bill on Sunday that would, for the first time, grant female victims of domestic violence a state-funded set of benefits after they leave a crisis shelter.