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Episode 345 – In The Name of My Sister: From a Brutal Murder to a Story of Hope (Lili Ben Ami)

Michal Sela z”l, was a vibrant soul whose life was tragically cut short on October 3, 2019, at the tender age of 32. Her husband was convicted of her brutal murder, shedding light on the pervasive issue of domestic violence that plagues our society. Sadly, Michal’s story is not an isolated incident—around 20 women meet similar fates each year in Israel alone.

The statistics on violence against women in Israel paint a grim picture, highlighting the urgent need for action. Despite advances in technology and information accessibility, domestic violence continues to claim lives at an alarming rate. Recognizing this dire need, the Michal Sela Forum emerged, spearheaded by Michal’s sister, Lili Ben Ami. Through her tireless efforts and innovative approach, Lili seeks to revolutionize the way we address and prevent domestic violence.

Our guest today is Lili Ben Ami, the visionary behind the Michal Sela Forum. As the founder and CEO, Lili has dedicated her life to leveraging technology and innovation in the fight against violence towards women. Her groundbreaking work has garnered international recognition, from winning prestigious prizes to speaking at the United Nations. Through her leadership and advocacy, Lili is reshaping societal norms and advocating for a future where every woman can live free from fear and violence. We’re honored to be joined by her today to talk about Michal, the Michal Sela Forum and rising from the tragedy.

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