Dr. Yael Hasson is the head of Gender Research in Adva. Holds a Doctoral degree in Sociology from Haifa University on gender and economic policy. She has written on gender (The National Budget from a Gender Perspective: The Winners and Losers from the Policy of Tax Reduction, The Cost of Care – Report on Women in the Caring Professions in Israel) privatization (Three Decades of Privatization, Personal Social Services in an Era of Fiscal Restraint, Privatization of Preventive Health Services) and on policy vis-à-vis the Bedouin living in the Negev (Invisible Citizens). In the framework of the Women’s Budget Forum, she is engaged in promoting gender mainstreaming at the national and local levels.
Hidden Figures in Israel: A Gender-Sensitive Approach to the Corona Crisis
The corona crisis poses a threat to the advances in gender equality made in recent decades. The UN published recommendations for 10 policy areas that need to be addressed. The following document puts them into the Israeli context
Gender Responsive Budgeting
When a Feminist Initiative is Institutionalized: Feminist organizations and researchers pioneered the field of gender budgeting and 15 years later the government institutionalized it. Yet, it is not enough. Gender responsive budgeting cannot be reduced to data-rich statistical reports that are published along with the budget. It also requires taking into account the voices of women
Behind the Numbers: How the Coronavirus Affected Women in Israel
A presentation by Dr. Yael Hasson of the Adva Center and Hadass Ben Eliyahu of the ‘Yoda’at’ Center and the ‘Shavot’ Project at the Van Leer Institute reviews the impact of the corona epidemic on women in Israel vis-à-vis unpaid work, employment, social security, violence against women and representation in policy-making forums