The Hadassah Foundation (U.S.)
The Hadassah Foundation is an investor in social change to empower girls and women in the United States and Israel. It works to improve the status, health and well-being of women and girls; bring their contributions, issues and needs from the margins to the center of Jewish concern; and encourage and facilitate their active participation in decision-making and leadership in all spheres of life.
Sidreh (grantee, Israel)
Empowering Arab Israeli Bedouin Women
Through the Socio-Economic Development of Bedouin Women in the Negev program, Sidreh will improve the socio-economic status of Arab Bedouin women, and promote their meaningful participation in public life. The activities in this program will increase the income of Bedouin women by giving them access to resources via financial literary training and helping them create small businesses; and improve their social position by facilitating their empowerment and participation in Bedouin society by publishing the first--and only--independent feminist newspaper in the Negev. In the past, The Hadassah Foundation provided grants for Lakiya - The Negev Weaving Project, which preserves traditional Bedouin culture through rug weaving, providing income to women who cannot work outside their homes.