The Right to Equality

The State of Israel is obligated to treat every person equally, regardless of religion, nationality, ethnicity, gender, personal status, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other factor. This includes equality in housing, healthcare, education, and employment. However, due to a growing immigrant population, a growing international acceptance for the LGBT community and socioeconomic and religious divisions among Israeli citizens, this equality is still far from reality. As the right to equality is not yet enshrined in laws regarding most aspects of life, prejudice and discrimination still run rampant throughout Israeli society.

ACRI conducts a wide range of educational activities to instill within society the concept of equality and respect for all people, particularly those belonging to minority groups. Concomitantly, ACRI works intensively through the legal and policy channels to fight against every form of discrimination, whether by state agencies or private bodies. ACRI continues to evaluate and respond to specific cases of inequality, while working towards broader reform leading to a more equal society and a state with not only the rhetoric of equality, but the policies to match.