Activists Plan Protests Against Gender Segregated Buses
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
More than 500 people have already signed up to participate in News Year’s day protest against haredi gender segregation on public buses and in other public spaces in Israel, the Israeli daily Ha’aretz reported today.
The male and female protesters will ride so-called “mehadrin” buses, public buses which run in heavily haredi areas and which are gender segregated.
“This is not the society that I want to live or raise my children in,” the protests’ organizer Alon Visser wrote. “We cannot continue to be silent on the issue of gender segregation on bus lines – it is against the law and against human rights.”
The protests are planned for several locations in Jerusalem and in other locations in Central Israel.