The following is an update in 2016 from their leadership.
Shutafot is launching two new programs made possible by significant grants from the U.S. government and the European Union. One new program will focus on women-owned businesses, operating with a holistic approach to the promotion of these women, including legislation and policy promotion, courses and training, leadership seminars, research papers, creation of a business online database, and a large-scale campaign encouraging the public to purchase products from women-owned businesses. This is a 12-month project that has begun its implementation this month.
The second project will aim to strengthen the infrastructure and impact of the Shutafot Coalition on Israeli society. The project begins with the recruitment of at least seven new organizations into the Coalition, with an emphasis on diversifying the ethnic and social groups represented in the Coalition. With the expansion of the coalition, Shutafot will focus on generating genuine partnerships and working relationships between all organizations, veteran and new, in order to most effectively advance our joint goals to make an impact. This project allows us to become a much more prominent voice within the Israeli feminist movement.
We are confident that these exciting developments mark the beginning of a new chapter for Shutafot, one in which each member organization takes part in something larger than itself, strengthening relationships and multiplying cooperation within the feminist sector.
We will continue to update you on our activities and achievements, and hope you will draw a lot of satisfaction from the fruits of all the hard work that has been put in this collaboration thus far.