Bizchut, The Israeli Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities, works to enable people with physical, intellectual, sensory, mental and learning disabilities to participate as fully and independently as possible in the life of the mainstream community. The name “Bizchut” (by right) reflects our belief that all people are entitled to the same rights and that the needs of people with disabilities must be met on the basis of entitlement rather than from a charity-based perspective.
Bizchut was founded in 1992 by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) and shortly after became an independent organization. Since then, Bizchut has become the main address in Israel for individuals whose rights have been violated in light of disability, their family members, professionals and organisations working in the field and decision makers in the Knesset and government. Bizchut represents people across the entire spectrum of disabilities, regardless of age, gender, ethnic or religious background.