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      Archive: 12/2/2013

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        12/2/2013, Kislev 29, 5774

      Immediate Grant for Sheltered Victims of Home Violence

      The Knesset Plenum approved the second and third readings of the law proposed by MK Dr Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid) by which victims of domestic violence will be awarded a financial grant upon leaving the women's shelter instead of two months later.

      MK Lavie explained that the grant is necessary to provide a initial sum for the victims and their children in order to provide them with food, lodgings and mobility, "If the grant is provided two months after the shelter period, the victims will not have sufficient independent funding, which could motivate them to return to their violent husbands, rendering the rehabilitation period in the shelter meaningless."