One of the organizations founders, Tal is the Managing Editor of the Hebrew Book adapted by “Women and Their Bodies”. In addition, Tal is also manager of the Research Center in “Israel Women Network” as well as having been the managing editor of the book “Women in Israel 2006 – between Theory and Reality” (in Hebrew). The book integrates theory and up to date statistics and date on women in Israel in various fields. Tal’s thesis is titled “Legislation and Society: a Feminist Perspective” written in the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University. She was the research assistant in the department of Political Science, The Israeli democratic institute and the committee of advancement of the status of women’ in the Knesset.
Manager of WTB’s activities and projects in the Arab society in Israel, Raghda got her M.A. in social work from Tel Aviv University, specializing in Women and Gender and is currently a doctoral candidate at the School of Social Work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her doctoral thesis is on the subject of “abused Arab women in Israel and the social-cultural and socio-political connections and implications thereof”.
Trained as a group facilitator, both at Tel Aviv University and Neve Shalom School for Peace and certified as a sex educator by the Association of Family Planning and Arab Sexuality Forum, Raghda lectures and runs workshops on topics of empowerment, parenting and sex education. She helps develop, train and counsel social and community activists and teachers within Arab society in Israel and its surrounding areas. Under the auspices of the “Or Shalom” organization, Raghda is developing the field of foster families within the Arab communities of Ramle, Lod and Jaffa and coordinates and develops the field of Arab girls at risk in Ramle, for the Ramle municipality. In addition, Raghda is a teacher’s assistant at Tel Aviv University for the ” Social Work: Critical Theory” course and is on the board of directors of the Coalition of Women for Peace. Raghda also lectures on the following topics: women, feminism and nationalism in the Palestinian society.
Responsible for Resource Development at WTB, Leah is British born and grew up in Munich, Germany, and lived in Israel for over fifteen years. She recently moved back after four years in New York. Leah has spent ten years in the non-profit sector, specifically in the area of resource development. Her portfolio includes work for organizations such as Yad Vashem, the Israel Cancer Research Fund, Unistream, the Israel Venture Network, Galila and Hala-The Jerusalem Comprehensive Breast Clinic.
Coordinator of WTB’s Online Information Center, Haneen is also a social worker at ALYN hospital in Jerusalem. Within that framework, Haneen leads discussion groups for families of children with disabilities as well as Palestinian-Israeli discussion groups. With a B.A. in social work and an M.A. in non-profit organizational management, both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Hannen’s thesis focused on the “involvement of the religious Islamic in caring for their children”.