Orange the World

UN’s UNite Campaign to Eliminate Rape and Violence against Women and Girls. ICJW representatives Fran Butensky and Madeleine Brecher report on the United Nations’ Official Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls on November 25, 2019. On November 26th, at UN headquarters in New York, hundreds of grassroots […]

Violence Against Women

“Sexual violence against women and girls is rooted in centuries of male domination. Let us not forget that the gender inequalities that fuel rape culture are essentially a question of power imbalances.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres Why we must eliminate violence against women Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, […]

Holding UNRWA to Account

The Reform UNRWA campaign is urging donor nations to hold UNRWA to account, for financial transparency and reform of the Palestinian education system. Following the unconditional renewal of the mandate of UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, at the United Nations on Friday November 15, the campaign to Reform UNRWA (UNRWA: STOP TEACHING HATE) […]

Federación Femenina de la Comunidadad Judía, Mexico

Federacion Femenina de la Comunidad Judia de Mexico (Female Federation of the Mexican Jewish Community) was formed in March 1969 in order to unite all the female voluntary organizations working within the Mexican Jewish community, in order to encourage unity and coordinate all of their activities. The Federation represents 26 affiliated organizations, while respecting their […]

UN CSW64: Generation Equality

ICJW will be actively involved in the 64th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW64), which will be held at the UN Headquarters in New York from March 9-20 2020. This will be an important session marking 25 years since the Fourth World Conference on Women held in China in […]

Humans of Conflict in Prague

The Czech Council of Jewish Women organized a discussion about the Grassroots Struggle for Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians, as part of the FORUM 2000 – Festival of Democracy in Prague in October 2019. CJW President Alice Gruenfeld Vesela explains how they invited two speakers from the Middle East to attend the conference and speak […]

Signing the Every Woman Treaty

ICJW is proud to support the Every Woman Treaty campaign for a global treaty to end violence against women and girls. Background: Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive human rights violation on earth.It occurs in all countries, across all races, and takes multiple forms. The United Nations defines violence against women as […]

The Path to Peace begins in the Classroom

ICJW’s Dr. Joan Lurie Goldberg, together with representatives of other Jewish NGOs, is leading a campaign to reform the United Nations Relief and Works Agency  responsible for the welfare of Palestinian refugees (UNRWA). The campaign website is www.reformUNRWA.com On Friday 15 November, 2019, the General Assembly of the UN will vote as to whether to […]

UN Report on ‘Combatting Antisemitism’

The UN Report on ‘Combatting Antisemitism to Eliminate Discrimination and Intolerance Based on Religion or Belief’ conducted by Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, was released on 23 September 2019. The report is unprecedented, and is one of the rare times that the UN has addressed the issue of antisemitism […]

30 Years of Children’s Rights: Time to Act

ICJW representatives Judy Mintz and Lilian Bosboom attended a meeting on September 26 at UN Headquarters entitled “30 Years of Children’s Rights – Opportunities and Threats: Time to Act” as part of Summit Week at the UN General Assembly. The 30th anniversary of the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child […]