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Gender Equity

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Bar-Ilan University’s vision for gender equity

Based on the principles of gender equality, social justice and pursuit of academic excellence, Bar-Ilan University shall work toward the advancement of women from all social groups regardless of religion, race and nationality. Bar-Ilan shall spur women toward excellence in research and outstanding academic achievements and shall seek to appoint women to senior positions on par with those of men faculty. Bar-Ilan aspires to be Israel’s leading university in the advancement of gender equality and is working toward that end.

פרופ' אורנה ששון-לוי
Professor Orna Sasson-Levy

In my capacity as Presidential Advisor for Gender Equity, I am working toward improving the status of women at Bar-Ilan University, and toward substantive change in the gender structure and the gender culture of the university. Together with the Office of the President and the Rector’s Office, I hope to bring about the recruitment of more women researchers to Bar-Ilan

University (especially in the STEM fields), the advancement of women scientists to professorial ranks and the appointment of women researchers to senior leadership positions at Bar-Ilan. I also hope to ensure that women students and faculty have full access to the rights they are entitled to, to develop a culture that allows a healthy work-life balance, to provide support and assistance to women PhD students, to prevent discrimination against women and to work toward gender sensitization among administration, faculty and students.

Please note – Some of the links below provide access to English language material, while others are in Hebrew only. If you require assistance on material unavailable in English, please contact us using the link below.

Wishing you all a fruitful academic year!

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Strategic Plan for Promotion of Gender Equity

Rights and Policies

Sexual harassment prevention

Bar-Ilan University’s code for the prevention of sexual harassment has established that sexual harassment or harassment of any other kind are inappropriate and are prohibited, and constitute a severe disciplinary violation.

View the code and the list of representatives for the prevention of sexual harassment at Bar-Ilan University here

Parenting and gender policy for students

Academic rights and accommodations for students undergoing fertility treatments, pregnancy bedrest, pregnancy, maternity/paternity/adoption leave or receipt of a child for custody/foster care as well as for their spouses.

View the parenting rights policy document here (Hebrew)

Campus parking

Students from their seventh month of pregnancy through childbirth are eligible for free parking on campus.

Submit a request for on-campus parking here (Hebrew)

Lactation rooms
  1. Engineering Building (1102), Room 104
  2. Music Building (1005), Room 213 (key available at the Department of Music office)
  3. Education Building (905), Room 218
  4. Midrasha Building (405), Room 102
  5. Law Building (305), Room 126
  6. Chemistry Building (211), Room 320 (key available at the Department of Chemistry office)
Preschool day care
Parenting and gender policy for faculty

Centers and Programs for Promotion of Women on Campus

Campus Rabbanit Devorah Evron
A liberal-feminist Torah voice on campus

The Midrasha
Torah studies for women
The Midrasha

The Gender Studies Program
The Unit for Interdisciplinary Studies
The Gender Studies Program

The Rackman Center for the Advancement of Women's Status, Faculty of Law
Legal aid for women on matters of family law, research and advancement of public policy and legislation
The Rackman Center

She Codes
Advancing women in the world of software development; initiated by women students
She Codes

Program for the encouragement and advancement of women in Israel’s economy and society; initiated by women students

WE Women Entrepreneurship
Advancing entrepreneurship of women primarily among students; initiated by women students
Facebook LinkedIn

Women in Academia, the official page