Batya Marcus

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Batya Marcus

Batya Marcus

Israel

Batya is a student of law, currently in her first year of her LLB Law degree at Ono Academic College. Her parents grew up in South Africa, and she moved to Israel when she was three. Because her family are Orthodox Jews, she suffered through the discrimination that comes with being a minority.  From her childhood she had to disprove unfair labels, and has worked hard to prove that “being different” was okay. She has worked hard to help others in her community to embrace that fact. She is passionate about increasing  all Israeli’s access to education, and helping them to celebrate diversity as an asset. For her Project For Change, she intends to start a Law Clinic specializing in Women’s rights, one that will provide free legal consultations to women involving all work-related issues, including discrimination. Her South African perspective gives her a unique view of the current conflict.