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Closed Society: June 20, 2012

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Human rights organizations filed a High Court petition to stop a plan by the Interior and Welfare Ministries to return to their families 20 migrant children who were removed from their parents’ custody due to neglect or abuse, and to deport the families. (Ynetnews)

Economy and Society: February 8, 2012

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A study conducted last August by the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies reveals that 86% of the services provided by the Ministry of Welfare are carried out by contract laborers.  The study further shows that 70% of social workers are employed as contract laborers.

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February 8th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Economy and Society: February 5, 2012

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Approximately 5,000 out of 15,000 people engaged in prostitution in Israel are teenagers, according to data released by the youth advocacy organization Elem, which helps youth at risk, and the Ministry of Welfare.  According to estimates, at least 90% of those engaged in prostitution are controlled by pimps.  The prostitutes enter the profession as minors, with an average age similar to that of their contemporaries in the rest of the World: 12-14.

(Hebrew)

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February 5th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Closed Society: September 20, 2011

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A study by “Sikkuy – the Association for Civil Equality” says that the Arab communities in Israel suffer from discrimination in the distribution of welfare budgets. Inequality is manifested by the ratio between expenditures in social welfare departments in Arab local authorities, to the overall population; and the share of people in need of welfare services, as defined by the Ministry of Social Affairs. According to estimates, the number of the needy is even higher than the official count, because some in need are not being reported, because even the number of social workers in the Arab communities is not sufficient for locating all the needy.

(Hebrew)

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September 20th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Economy: 4 January, 2011

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A report by the Research, Planning, and Training Dept. of the Ministry of Welfare shows that one out of every five families in Israel is treated by welfare services. (Hebrew)

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January 4th, 2011 at 7:37 am