For the past week, a delegation of Israeli women have been in Louisville, Kentucky’s largest city, discussing gender equality.
Nine Israeli women have been traveling the country as part of a State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program, sponsored locally by the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
They’ve met different groups, politicians and organizations in the country to talk about women’s issues. Listen to their voices in the player above, or read below for their takeaways on what the United States and Israel can learn from each other about gender equality.
“The main problems regarded to women’s rights in Israel are pretty much the same as in the States like equal pay and sexual harassment,” – Yael Abadi, business and economic correspondent, Channel 2 News, Israel. Read more on 89.3 WFPL