Jewish Women Society of Malmö, Sweden

ICJW welcomes the Jewish Women Society of Malmö, Sweden, to our family of affiliates. Known in Swedish as Judiska Kvinnosällskapet, the Jewish Women Society was established in 2016 with the goal of promoting the female Jewish community and Jewish family identity by organizing events that favor women’s empowerment, further developing knowledge of themes related to […]

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 […]

Israel Seeks UN Recognition of Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries

ICJW representatives attended an event on December 4, 2019, to commemorate Jewish Refugees from North Africa and the Middle East. The event was sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Israel to the UN, JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa), WJC (World Jewish Congress), Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, […]

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 […]

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 […]