Board Resolution on Gender Equality
Religious extremism, including Jewish religious extremism, oppresses women and girls around the world. In the name of Judaism, women and girls have been spit on for wearing short sleeves, denied education, and literally forced to sit at the back of the bus. Ours is a Judaism that believes women as well as men were created in the Divine image, that women should have the same rights as men, and that gender equality is one of the cornerstones of human rights. Ours is a Judaism that has been at the forefront of many human rights struggles, and feminism is no exception. We support and work for a day and a time when all the world, Jewish and not, will have equal rights for women and men.
Therefore, be it resolved that:
- OHALAH supports the observance of Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day, and Women’s Equality Day;
- OHALAH condemns all types of sexism;
- OHALAH is committed to gender equality, now and in all generations to come; and
- OHALAH supports equal rights regardless of gender.