What is the role of gender in the rise of populist illiberal regimes? The case of Israel provides a timely opportunity to examine this question. Israel’s November 2022 elections mark an imminent danger of regime change: the newly elected government openly seeks to control the judiciary and minimize safeguards on civil rights, aiming to increase the depth and scope of religious Jewish law.
Watch Yofi Tirosh deliver the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Diane Markowicz Memorial Lecture on Gender and Human Rights at Brandeis University.
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Lecture Series features internationally renowned scholars, judges and activists discussing ways of negotiating the tensions between gender equality and religious or cultural norms.