The Justice Ministry is warning that "recently the phenomenon of women's exclusion is continuously growing in public spaces."
This was written in a pointed report filed to the Knesset's committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality by Deputy Attorney General Dina Zilber, who was appointed by the attorney general to make recommendations to deal with the problem.
The report further noted that "day by day, the number of places where the Israeli public, women and men, can share a public space is diminishing." According to Zilber, "there is a substantial need for an active and comprehensive activity (to fight the phenomenon), maybe even more than before, as reality teaches that the phenomenon of women's exclusion is spreading to many different aspects of our lives, and demands an intensive fight against it."
The report said that several different news networks showed the picture of the government last year, but either removed or blurred Ministers Ayelet Shaked, Miri Regev and Gila Gamliel.
The report further added that "several different assemblies and public events last year were held with either sexual segregation or women's exclusion, educational institutions asked to hold events without women singing, activities and events were held for men only or with sexual segregation, sporting events for children were held without the fathers for reasons concerning the girls' modesty (who were their daughters), signs demanding modest clothing from girls were placed in the entrance to sites which are not religious or demand modesty by their nature, and water parks barred entry to girls who were not modestly clothed, even though the restriction did not apply to boys."
(Translated and edited by Lior Mor)