Beyond MeToo: Ta'ir Rape Crisis Center provides support and counselling to survivors of sexual violence, while working to eradicate sexual violence through its educational and awareness-raising projects throughout the Sh'felah region.
Ta'ir won the Gender Equality Minister's Award in 2017. Our current activities include: the 24/7 hotline operated by our professionally trained volunteers; Counseling meetings with survivors and their relevant others; Accompaniment of survivors through medical, legal, and civil procedures; Survivors' support groups; Selection, training, and supervision of volunteers; Workshops, lectures, study days for legal, medical, educational, and welfare professionals, parents, and teenagers on sexuality and sexual violence; Lectures for corporate employers and employees on sexual harassment in the workplace. Ta'ir initiated and implemented the Kiryat Malachi therapeutic center for children who have experienced sexual violence, now run by the Welfare Ministry; and a prevention of sexual violence program for all Israel Air Force personnel. Through these activities, Ta'ir continues to improve the services that survivors receive from welfare, educational, medical, and legal professionals. The Center's work in schools, youth shelters, and community centers raises awareness in the community about sexual violence, enabling parents, teachers and children to talk about sexual harassment and abuse. As a result more silent victims receive support and counseling.