Breaking Walls is a grassroots organization that promotes public campaigns and civic, feminist community activism, publicly funded and for the public.
We call on other communities to join us and to build a powerful political feminist power.
For a decade we have been struggling together with and for communities living in poverty, with residents of public housing, with women who have survived violence, against police violence, in defense of thefreedom of protest, with the LGBTQ community and more.
You do. We are publicly funded and we work for the public. We are completly grassroots funded- not state funded.
We need you now more than ever.
Any regular monthly support, no matter what the sum, will make the difference and will enable us to bring our activism to the next level.
Any contribution, large or small, is significant for us.
We believe in both justice and charity: because aid and direct support for the community is essential, but not enough – and changing public policy with no connection to people on the ground is not the way.
“Breaking Walls” is a unique civic organization that promotes public and media campaigns, while simultaneously offering individual help to anyone who is currently fighting to live with dignity. We not only help struggling families buy food and medicines, or pay rent, but we also lead a campaign to change the government’s policy of stealing from the poor to feed the rich. We are here to help load electricity, as well as to stop all electricity cut-offs; to support women survivors of violence and to demand shelters for battering husbands; to find infant formula for a single mother and also to make sure her subsistence and unemployment benefits aren’t cut – neither hers nor anybody else’s.
Carmen Elmakiyes Amos is a social and political activist, a medical clown, and a filmmaker. She is a founder of the “Not Nice” social movement( Mizrahi political movement). In April 2019, she ran in the national elections for the Knesset as a candidate.
Sapir Sluzker Amran is a radical human rights lawyer and community organizer and considered one of the prominent political and social activist in Israel. Adv. Sluzker Amran is the founder and research fellow at “Archi-Parchi: The Activism Archive for Social Movements” Until recently, Sluzker Amran worked as a lawyer the head of the public inquiry department at the association for civil rights in Israel (ACRIi). She is a fervent advocate and campaigner for poverty eradication and underprivileged populations and leads numerous grassroots struggles to promote these causes. She is also the founder of The DocuRights Project, established to document and protect freedom of expression and protest in Israel.
Sapir and Carmen founded the civil and intersectional feminist grassroots movement “Breaking the walls” (“Shovrot Kirot”) in 2019. Shovrot Kirot is designed to organize people, locally and nationally, around campaigns for underprivileged populations living in poverty, violence against women, the right to housing, the LGBTQ community, and ending police brutality, while working to promote solidarity between struggles towards a strong and feminist political power