A natural and productive bond between women leaders from across the globe and the State of Israel through the understanding and inspiration of women’s roles across Israeli society. Our expectation is for a cadre of influential women to stand for Israel’s image as a partner nation in the global fight for women’s rights, thanks to this journey.
We will create a five-day in-depth experience for eight influential women from across the globe. The journey will include encounters between this core group and influential Israeli women in critical roles across Israeli society; from politics and culture to sports and academia.
“Culture does not make people. People make culture.
If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture,
then we can and must make it our culture”
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
We are students at the Ben Gurion University and members of the StandWithUs Fellowship, who believe that Israel’s image inthe world with regards to feminism is underappreciated. We see it as our obligatory mission to show the truth about the country we live in and change international perception.
Israel is a land and a people.
The history of the Jewish people, and its roots in the Land of Israel spans some 3500 years. In this land, the Jewish cultural, national and religious identity was formed; here, a Jewish physical presence has been maintained unbroken throughout the centuries, even after the majority was forced into exile. With the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, Jewish independence, lost almost 2,000 years earlier, was renewed.
Israel is small, but outstanding...
In Project Together, a select group of women from abroad will arrive in Israel for a week filled with leadership and women’s empowerment. During this week, they will meet with inspiring women from Israel who have led significant changes in a variety of fields, such as sports, defense, communications, education and more.
Israeli society is made-up of diverse cultures. Their different needs present many important challenges to Israel as a whole, and to the country’s female population in particular.
As part of the project, the participants will be exposed to different models that deal with the many different challenges Israeli women rise to meet. The entire program is based on a joint discussion of the participants with the local women they will meet - promoting joint international action to advance the status of women in the world.
During the project, participants will have the chance to discover the different cultures through intimate experiences with Israeli women, allowing them to become personally familiar with life in Israel and its many faces.
Walking through the Old City of Jerusalem and visiting the Muslim, Christian and Jewish Quarters.
Visiting the buzzing city of Tel Aviv.
Tasting authentic ethnic cuisine at different markets around the country.
Spending a night underneath the Negev Desert’s beautiful night sky in a Bedouin tent.
We believe that through engaging in deep discussions while traveling around the country, participants will gain valuable tools that will help them blaze a path for women across the world, and will see Israel and its role in the fight for women's rights through clearer eyes - creating incredible new allies who will help show the world the beautiful truth about Israel.
Who is eligible to participate?
We are looking for strong influential women! Your success is our success as a society! If you believe in paving the way for more women in your field, we are looking for you.
How much does it cost?
Nothing! Participants are responsible only for purchasing a traveler’s insurance policy - the rest is on us!
When will the next Together project take place?
August 19-25, 2017.
Can I extend my visit and/or arrive before the trip?
Of course! Israel is a beautiful country, full of exciting sites and adventures for everyone. We strongly recommend staying longer and exploring all you can on your own.
When is the registration deadline?
July 10, 2017.
What travel document do I need?
Only your passport.
What should I pack?
Anything you want! Make sure you pack clothing suitable for warm weather, and something for the chilly nights. Also - sneakers, comfortable clothing and dressy clothing for the closing event. A full list will be sent to the participants closer to the trip.
How many people will participate in the program?
6-10 women from around the world.
Should I bring any valuable things?
The decision is all yours. You will be able to carry them with you or leave it at the hotel or on the bus.