Na'amat

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Na'amat
Native nameנעמת
Founded1921; 98 years ago (1921)
Members800,000
Key peopleHagit Pe'er, Chairperson
CountryIsrael

Na'amat (Hebrew: נעמת‎) is an Israeli women's organization affiliated with the Labour Zionist Movement. Na'amat was founded in 1921.

Etymology[edit]

Na'amat is an acronym for Nashim Ovdot U'Mitnadvot (Hebrew: נשים עובדות ומתנדבות‎), lit. "Working and Volunteering Women."

History[edit]

Na'amat is the largest women's movement in Israel. It has a membership of 800,000 women, (Jews, Arabs, Druze and Circassians) representing the entire spectrum of Israel society. Most are volunteers.[1]

The organization has 100 branches in cities, towns and settlements all over the country.[2] It also has sister organizations in other countries whose members are part of the World Labour Zionist Movement and the World Zionist Organization.

In 2008, Na'amat, together with two other women's organizations, received the Israel Prize for lifetime achievement and special contribution to society and the State of Israel.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 26, 2005. Retrieved December 28, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ This is Na'amat, quoted at "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 26, 2005. Retrieved December 28, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Israel Prize Official Site (in Hebrew) - Recipients' C.V.'s". Archived from the original on May 4, 2009.
  4. ^ "Israel Prize Official Site (in Hebrew) - Judges' Rationale for Grant to Recipients". Archived from the original on May 4, 2009.

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