Drawing the Lines to prevent Intimate Partner Violence
Violence and abuse in relationships between intimate partners is a serious social problem, affecting all communities in Israeli society. The majority of those directly affected by Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) are women, but the behaviors also have a damaging effect on children, family members, and society at large. According to estimates by expert, the problem has not decreased in recent years.
Why does it happen? Various factors contribute to IPV: personal characteristics of people who abuse behave violently; social factors, that is cultural norms that blur boundaries in couples and families; levels of violence tolerated in a society; perceptions of gender roles; and gender inequality in social, economic, and physical dimensions.
To bring about real change and reduce Intimate Partner Violence, for both men and women, we need a broad alliance that spans all sectors.
Drawing the Lines initiative was established by SHEATUFIM in 2021. It is a network of more than 100 partners from all sectors, from government authorities to businesses, social organizations, academia, and community groups. The shared mission is to reduce Intimate Partner Violence, with a focus on prevention and early detection.
Partner organizations in the steering committee
Participants in a national survey on IPV in Israel
Partners, researchers and activists
Meetings and forums
Drawing the Lines is established
Vision and Objective
We seek a tangible change in Israeli society, to significantly reducing cases of Intimate Partner Violence. We aim to create profound changes in public awareness and broad scale condemnation of this violence. Public awareness and social support will prevent the increase in violence and help individuals take an active and informed role in refusing to tolerate abusive relationships. A network of effective professional resources will assist in preventing IVP, in sync with individual, gender-based, and cultural needs.
We strive to create a broad and inclusive partnership that will act in a systemic manner to promote greater awareness of the range of behaviors classified as Intimate Partner Violence, and advance ways to prevent that violence throughout Israeli society
increase public recognition of the problem, its characteristics, its consequences, and the available responses
create a community, social and public support system to prevent intimate partner violence and help individuals leave violent relationships.
identify and stop intimate partner violence among couples and their immediate environment in the early stages.
Collective Impact operation model
The initiative is based on the Collective Impact model, developed in the United States to advance solutions to complex social problems. The model posits that the solution to the issues cannot be achieved by an individual organization or sector taking action on its own. Cooperation across sectors and communities is needed to probe the issues and develop long-term, sustainable solutions.
The model is based on fundamental principles that include creating a common agenda, a shared system of measurement system, activities that reinforce one another, open and ongoing communication, and an organization that serves as the center of command. organization.
SHEATUFIM is the backbone for the initiative –providing the professional and organizational infrastructures required for varied endeavors to be effective and influential.
The backbone of the Initiative
The backbone organization team works to promote the partnership and its collective impact.
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Haredi Society & Business Partnerships Manager