Aharonovitch: Zero Tolerance of Violence against WomenPublished on: November 29, 2012
Minister of Internal Security Yitzchak Aharonovitch addressed earlier in the week a conference marking International Violence Against Women Awareness Day. The conference was organized by Wizo (Women’s International Zionist Organization).
Minister Aharonovitch said,”This issue must be a top priority. We must do more to raise awareness of the seriousness and pervasiveness of this problem and do everything to stop violence in general and against women in particular. ”
The minister said that governmental ministries must work together to confront violence against women effectively. He spoke about the importance of encouraging women to come forward if they have been victims of violence. “We must create a safe and supportive environment for every woman to feel 100% supported. That means the Police and social services working together.”