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visit of president robyn lenn to colombia.

This article appeared in the Baranquilla Media and was translated from the Spanish by Jeannette Tsoulos, ICJW Committee member.

Jewish women are carrying on the struggle against human trafficking", declared the President of the International Council of Jewish Women, who was in Barranquilla on Monday. 

In the last few decades, the struggle for the rights of women and children has extended to most communities around the world. Jewish women on their part have made a strong effort to become effective activists. 

On Monday afternoon, the President of ICJW, Robyn Lenn arrived at the Jewish Club of Barranquilla at 85-95, 43rd Street, to give a talk to the members of the Jewish community of the city about the importance of ICJW in the world, and the work the organisation has carried out for over 100 years. 

Lenn explained that the Council was established in 1912 by the wealthy Jewish women of Europe who were concerned by the wave of violence, discrimination and white slavery afflicting the young girls and young women of their local communities in the eastern part of the Old Continent. 

"Now we can see the ironic connection between Council's initial aims and our current struggle against human trafficking in all its forms", added the Australian. She went on to explain that although the first founders of Council, composed of 19 organisations in England, the United States and Germany, were living through difficult times with anti-semitism - hostility towards Jews, based on a combination of religious, racial, cultural and ethnic prejudices - they achieved success. 

Today, according to Lenn, "36 organisations of Jewish women from different countries are affiliated to us. These organisations undertake to keep a watch on the rights of women, children and the elderly all over the world, no matter what their religion, race or political ideals." 

One of those bodies and the only one in Colombia that is part of Council, is the Friends of the Golda Meir Community Foundation, who since 1978 have sponsored the Golda Meir College. The pupils of this college are disadvantaged children, who receive not only preschool, primary and secondary education, but also meals.
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