A Turnaround in Children’s Rights and Social Services for Children
Author: Asher Ben-Arieh, Michal Kimhi Policy Research

In 1989, Israel’s Knesset adopted the Children’s Rights Declaration and in 1991, the government endorsed the International Convention on the Rights of the Child.

This process and the public, societal and legal support for it, is indicative of a more general support for human rights and for the rights of the child in particular. This movement has been expressed in significant change in social policy regarding children and in the social services that are available to them. The fact that this change coincided with a time of social cutbacks is also significant is examined in this paper.

This paper appears as a chapter in the book Formulating Social Policy in Israel, Uri Aviram, Johnny Gal and Yosef Katan (editors).

This paper is in Hebrew only.

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