Ronen Cohen – Community Social Worker,
Dr. Dana Roth – Head of the Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
Dr. Aron York – The Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel-Aviv University
Dr. Shimshon Neikrug – Research Consultant, Beit Issie Shapiro
The article presents the main findings of a study examining the impact of an intervention program among young people, aimed to change their attitudes towards people with disabilities. The program was planned and carried out by Beit Issie Shapiro, a non-profit organization in the field of disabilities that operates at the community level, and sees changing attitudes as part of the process of social change.
Carol Kessel – Volunteer Beit Issie Shapiro
This document highpoints the barriers faced by women and girls with disabilities to realize their full potential. Some barriers are specific to the situation of women and girls with disabilities while others are related to the ongoing struggle of women in general towards equal rights and opportunities.
The document focuses on areas of education, sexuality, participation and access to decision-making, discrimination against family, motherhood and family life, social policy, labor, employment, violence and sexual abuse.