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Bat Shalom

Bat Shalom (Daughter of Peace), the Jerusalem Women's Action Center, is a grassroots Israeli feminist peace organization dedicated to social justice, equality, and sustainable peace. Bat Shalom was founded as part of the Jerusalem Link and functions within Israeli society to foster fundamental societal changes.

Israeli and Palestinian women actively participated in a process of sociopolitical change within the context of peace, which brought about a transformation of the power structure regarding gender roles. These significant changes led to organizational efforts that culminated in dialogue at the first International Women's Peace Conference, held in Brussels in 1989. Out of this conference evolved the concept for the Jerusalem Link, which was registered as a nongovernmental organization in 1993 and launched in 1994.

The Jerusalem Link is ...

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