Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn and Welfare Minister Itzik Shmuli announced an inter-ministerial team to consider ways to ease hardships for transgender people on Monday. The team is to be the first of its kind in the country and includes top professionals from the justice, health, welfare and education ministries. Members are expected to meet with leaders of organizations that work with the transgender community and to then map out problems and submit recommendations to the cabinet within four months. Haaretz Podcast: Could a Trump triumph be Netanyahu’s get out of jail free card?Haaretz
The team, to be headed by Deputy Attorney General Dina Zilber and Avi Mutula, deputy director-general of the Welfare Ministry, will meet with organizations such as the Gilo Project, Brit Haleviot, Trans Israel and the Aguda – Israel’s LGBT Task Force. The recommendations will likely include proposals for removing obstacles the community faces in dealing with government ministries and amendments that would help transgender people.