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|October 24, 2010 at 10:49 am #5154|
I wanted to let you know about New Family, an Israeli human rights NGO that promotes every individuals right to establish a family in Israel and to equality within the family.
New Family offers families of all religions, genders, nationalities, sexual orientations and status’ invaluable expertise and consultation on family status and rights in Israel. Our multi-lingual team of qualified attorneys provides legal consultation and aid on subjects such as marriage, residency and citizenship status, registration of spouses and children, maternity rights, labor law, divorce, child support, health, welfare and education benefits, adoption, reproductive technologies, inheritance, property rights and more at the Family Rights Center in Tel Aviv. If any you or of your members are considering living in Israel, we are the essential source of information on status and rights.
We serve all people in Israel vulnerable to legal inequalities in family rights, including people who can’t marry their chosen partner or can’t marry at all in Israel, interfaith and bi-national families, immigrants, GLBT, single parents, common-law couples, minorities, Reform, conservative and other non-Orthodox Jews, converts, religiously ‘forbidden’ unions, people who don’t meet the religious definition of any faith, or meet the definition of two faiths, migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers, and their children.
New Family offers special expertise on exercising family rights and living family life in dignity in Israel that no other entity can.
Since 1998, New Family has distinguished itself as the leading family rights advocates in Israel. In over a decade of activist litigation, New Family has set ground-breaking legal precedents in recognition of families rights in reproductive freedoms, maternity and parenting benefits, adoption, surrogacy, finance, inheritance, survivors benefits, and more, triggering a dramatic transformation of the legal and social reality in Israel.
New Family fills a crucial gap in the theory and practice of human rights, by ensuring all residents of Israel equal family rights; including the rights to marry, divorce, have children, register spouses and children, and conduct family life regardless of religion, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, or status.
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