About The Michal Sela Forum

Social Worker Michal Sela was brutally murdered in her home on October 3, 2019, at the young age of 32. The man convicted of her murder was her partner and the father of her baby girl.

 

Amidst her grief, Michal’s sister, Lili Ben Ami, founded the Michal Sela Forum in order to save the next victim of femicide using creative and out-of-the-box thinking, technologies, and by raising the public’s awareness of relationship warning signs.

Innovation: A new ecosystem of thousands of innovative startups and initiatives to prevent violence against women. Introducing new players in the field of domestic violence: engaging the security community and the international high-tech community for real action and using its strengths to save lives in the home.


Awareness: Shifting the typical discussion of problems and victims that characterizes the field of domestic violence, into a new discussion of creative solutions, power and solidarity. The assimilation of a new language - the woman is the strong one and the attacker is the weak one. The forum emphasizes publicity, education and broad public awareness for identifying warning signs of domestic violence.


Responsibility: Raising awareness amol policy makers that violence against women is not predetermined. It is the responsibility of all of us to intervene, to take personal initiative and to create "vaccines" for the epidemic of domestic violence.

The Michal Sela Forum promotes the development of technological initiatives to prevent domestic violence (such as the Hackathons, Accelerators and RoofTop Alumnis Community), non-technological projects (such as the “Michal Sela Dogs Project” and the “Michal’s Watch Project”) and implements national educational programs and proactive campaigns. 

The Michal Sela Forum promotes extensive and interdisciplinary collaborations between the private sector and the public sectors.