ACRI Successes Summer 2019

02.10.2019

Love is colorblind: Following a petition ACRI filed, a Sudanese asylum seeker married to an Israeli citizen will be allowed to move forward with his request for permanent status.

 

Goals against discrimination: The Be’er Sheva District Court accepted ACRI’s position and ordered the municipality to increase financial support for women’s soccer teams in the city.
 

Arabic Matriculation Exams: The High Court of Justice accepted ACRI’s demand that the Ministry of Education translate matriculation exams into Arabic, affording more than 545,000 Arab students –24% of students in Israel — equal opportunities for academic advancement. 

 

Equality in Sports: Be'er Sheva District Court accepted ACRI’s joint petition and ordered the municipality to cease gender discrimination and increase budgets for women’s sports teams.

 

Marching with Pride: Following our appeal, police rescinded their illegal security demands on the organizers of the first LGBTQ pride march in Bat Yam.

 

Rights for Refugees & Migrants: Following our petition, the municipality of Petah Tivka announced that they will register the children of asylum seekers and migrants for kindergarten.

 

No Intimidation at the Polls: Chairman of the Electoral Commission adopted ACRI’s position that political party “observers” cannot photograph or record at polling stations.

 

Cleaning Up the City: Following our requests, the municipality of Jerusalem provided garbage containers and pest control operations in the Dahiyat A-Salam neighborhood of East Jerusalem, and the sanitary situation in the neighborhood has improved significantly.

 

Freedom of Speech: Following our petition to the district court, it was ruled that rapper Tamer Nafar could not be banned from performing in Umm al-Fahm over “indecent lyrics” as the municipality claimed.

 

Public Parks are for Everyone: The Interior Minister adopted our position and will not allow local authorities to collect money to enter public parks.

 

Stop Discrimination in Hiring Election Inspectors: Following our request, army service as a requisite for serving as Election Inspectors (Poll Workers) was abolished.

 

Let Students SpeakTel Aviv District Court accepted our claim on behalf of Tel Aviv University students after the University charged them for security during a political conference on campus, infringing on their freedom of expression. The decision banned TAU from such action.  

 

 


 

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