Yali Hashash is a PhD candidate at the Jewish History department in Haifa University. Her current research focuses on the social history and political thought of the Sephardic Jews in Palestine in the 19th century. Her M.A thesis analyzed ethnicity, class and gender in the fertility policy in Israel in the years 1962-1974, and in later research she addressed issues of medicalization of reproduction in Israel. Yali Hashash is a social feminist and a member of the Feminist Historical Research Center of Isha L'isha. Together with Hedva Eyal, she was the driving force behind establishing the Women and Medical Technologies project.
Isha L’Isha, established in 1983, is the oldest grassroots feminist organization in Israel and one of the leading voices of women’s rights in the country.
Our vision is a society where all women—regardless of religion, ethnicity or cultural background—enjoy equal rights in all fields, including economic, social, and political.
The aim of Women & Medical Technologies Project is opening up public discourse and involvement on issues related to reproductive rights and technological developments and their social and economic implications on society in general and on women in particular. We aim to establish the right for women’s autonomy on their own bodies, to reduce the use of women’s bodies for medical purposes and human experiments, and to stop women’s bodies from being perceived as a cheap and accessible “resource.”