Environment - Advisor

Judith Hanania

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Judith Hanania environment advisor

I have a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York, USA and a Master of Arts degree (with thesis) from Bar Ilan University in Israel.

I worked for five years in the Pathology Department of the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia before moving to Israel in 1974 where I worked in the Faculty of Life Sciences of Bar Ilan University.  I initially learned Transmission Electron Microscopy in Australia, and was the director of Transmission Electron Microscopy at Bar Ilan University under the head of Professor Zvi Malik, Department of Electron Microscopy Services.  As such I maintained the equipment and supervised the teaching of graduate and post-graduate students as well as faculty of the Life Sciences, Chemistry and Physics departments.

I have continually supported peace efforts between Jews and Arabs (Women in Black) as well as promoting sustainable ecology in my home environment, including regular pick up of garden leavings instead of burning them.  From 2003-2008 I volunteered to co-chair the municipal co as well as promoting the use of mosquito-eating bats and the use of owls for eating rodents.

Since my retirement at age 60 in 2007 I have devoted my time to Soroptimist International as president of my local club, president of Soroptimist Israel and member of the Israel Council of Women’s Organizations.

At the same time I have been a founding member of two egalitarian synagogues, serving on the board of directors of both.

Plan of Action 2022-2025 for Environment

To empower women to embrace the importance of environmental issues in relation to SDGs and to
collaborate with and give support to those organisations and governments at local, regional and national
levels working toward healthy ecosystems.
Suggested areas of work by the National Councils are to:
– Promote the acceptance of the rights of women and girls and of their obligations to be equally
represented in all decision-making processes in relation to the environment and challenges of
climate change.
– Promote effective mechanisms to mitigate and adapt to climate change related issues, particularly
focusing on the safety of women and girls in extreme weather events.
– To promote and educate the community, particularly women and girls, to be prepared in the event
of a natural disaster e.g., storms/cyclones, floods, droughts heatwaves, and earthquakes.
– Promote environmental conservation and sustainability.

My Reports

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