women's march (illustration)
women's march (illustration)Tomer Neuberg/Flash90

Nine protest organizations, including the 'Kaplan Force' and 'Mothers on the Front' groups, are joining together to hold a 'women's march' to the haredi city of Bnei Brak next week.

The march is planned for the evening of Thursday, August 24, at 8:30 pm. Further details will be shared by the organizers at a later date.

The announcement calling for the march stated that "they want to throw us to the back seats of the bus, they demand that our daughters cover-up, they fired all the women who were heads of government offices, they want only us to be haredi mothers to serving soldiers. We will not agree, our children are not worth less than theirs, they want to set women back hundreds of years."

"Whoever thinks that we will let him humiliate women and girls, whoever thinks that he will be able to exclude women from the public sphere and positions of influence - is not only wrong but will encounter us on the streets," they said.

Several days ago a bus driver demanded that teens who he felt were dressed immodestly cover up and sit at the back of the bus. Although haredi passengers defended the young women, mainstream media described the incident as a case of haredi discrimination against women.