November 25 : International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

A dominant presence on multiple media platforms is placing this terrible problem front and center in the public discourse, in order to raise public awareness..


WIZO has launched it annual campaign on the theme « Abandoned to their Fate” (in Hebrew, מופקרות לגורלן), focusing on the plight of women who have left shelters, but are left alone to fend for themselves and their children while struggling to reintegrate into society.

In the lead up to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25, WIZO has launched “Breaking the Silence” – a campaign to raise public awareness on the subtle signs of non-physical violent behavior. Domestic violence is not just physical — it comes in many forms. Spotting the signs, the red flags and warning signals of abuse, could help to save someone’s life.  

An innovative project initiated by WIZO Haifa, in collaboration with Rotary Haifa and the Tiltan College of Design and Visual Communication, is bringing home this important message.  A specially- designed label created by Jenny Bromshenko, a student at Tiltan College will replace the regular tags on an all items of clothing sold in the branch’s “WIZO bigudit” (second-hand store). This label highlights the warning signs of the “silent violence” and also includes phone numbers of several hotlines. In addition, customized cotton tote bags (with the same graphic language) will be available for purchase