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Israel’s Policy of Absolute Equality for Women Lauded at U. N. Parley

March 25, 1959
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Israel’s policy of absolute equality for women, in every profession and trade, was praised by delegates here today after a report on the economic opportunities offered women in Israel by Mrs. Tamar Shoham-Sharon, Israel’s representative on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, currently in session here.

Mrs. Shoham Sharon noted that Israel has an “equal rights” law, making it possible for women to enter any profession. She reported that there is no discrimination against women in Israel, “either in fact or in law. “

In the legal profession, 14.3 percent of Israel’s lawyers are women, and 18.4 percent of all law students are women. Five percent of Israel’s building engineers are women; 15 percent of the country’s architects are women. In electronics and aeronautics, 2.5 percent of the students are women.

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