Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is today, attending a meeting of the Knesset Committee on the Status of Women; this is the first time that a Prime Minister has attended a Committee meeting.

Prime Minister Olmert will announce two initiatives that the Government intends to enact over the next two years, at a total investment of NIS 30 million.  The first is an interministerial plan to deal with prostitution; the second regards treating victims of sexual assault.  See http://tinyurl.com/y4ng3l for further details.

Prime Minister Olmert thanked the Committee and the Prime Minister’s Office Authority for the Advancement of the Status of Women (http://tinyurl.com/aet8j), headed by Marit Danon, for their work.