Haya Itzhaky

1981 …2022

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About Me

I am Professor at and former Director of the School of Social Work at Bar-Ilan University. I have conducted multiple research studies around the globe (South America, Australia, Nepal, India, Canada, Israel, and the U.S.) on community practice topics ranging from trauma to citizen participation to domestic violence. I have recently conducted one of the few longitudinal studies of women who lived in a battered women's shelter. I have also developed a program for community development and community organizations. I am presently a consultant to Israel's Minister of Welfare. I was Chairman of the Council of the Directors of University-based Schools of Social Work in Israel and am currently the Head of the Ph.D. Program at the School of Social Work in Bar-Ilan University.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

סוציולוגיה, Bar-Ilan University

Jan 1981Jun 1985

עבודה סוציאל, Bar-Ilan University

Oct 1976Jun 1978

עבודה סוציאל, Bachelor, Bar-Ilan University

Oct 1969Jun 1972


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