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A Safe Space for Everyone

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At the start of the school year, Osher Band, a transgender girl, was physically and verbally attacked at her high school, ORT Henry-Ronson in Ashkelon. She was also threatened with a knife. According to her mother, the school said it couldn’t protect her, so she could stay home.

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Since then, for more than six months, Band hasn’t gone to school. So far, no other educational framework has been found for her, yet her mother recently received a letter warning her of possible criminal proceedings if she didn’t send her daughter to school.

Last week, Band returned to school and was promptly attacked by one of the girls in her grade. She was hospitalized with traumatic brain injury. The school added insult to injury by accusing Band of provocative behavior.

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