Electronic Supervision of Violent Partners Bill Passes Early Reading

A bill that would enforce electronic supervision of violent men passed a preliminary reading in the Knesset on Wednesday, October 27. The bill was introduced by Joint List MK Aida Touma-Sliman (Hadash), chair of the Committee for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equality.

Hadash MK Aida Touma-Sliman (second from left) chairs a meeting of the Knesset’s Committee for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equality. (Photo: Knesset)

“The aim of this bill is to give back a sense of security to women, especially those who are in danger and feel as if they have lost control of their security.” said Touma-Sliman “We want to give women the opportunity to regain control of their lives. This law is one step towards advancing the protection of battered and abused women.”

The proposed bill passed its preliminary reading after having been coordinated with Public Security Minister Omer Bar-Lev and Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar. Touma-Sliman had been attempting to promote such a bill for years, but it has been rejected multiple times. The Hadash MK recently expressed the hope that this time the legislation will be passed rapidly.