Bringing Miriam to the Table

Let us add to the Seder table a fifth cup – a beautiful glass of water in honor of Miriam, the sister of Moses, as a Feminist act that cherishes and recognizes Miriam’s unique contribution to the Exodus of the Children of Israel from bondage to redemption! A Passover message written for ICJW by Prof. […]

Meeting Women from Around the World

Report on the UN Commission on the Status of Women Reported by Madeleine Brecher, Fran Butensky, Penelope Conway, Joan Lurie Goldberg, Judy Mintz, & Sara Winkowski The two weeks of CSW63 in March 2019 were packed with trainings, deliberations,  regional meetings, government and civil society events, and lots of networking AND socializing. In our brief […]

London Climate Change Seminar

The League of Jewish Women in the UK celebrated International Women’s Day with a Social Issues seminar entitled: “Climate Change – Some Like It Hot”. The underlying message of the day was that the cost of not dealing with climate change far outweighs the cost of seeking solutions, and that time is running out. The […]

CSW63 – ICJW joins international NGOs

A large delegation from ICJW will attend the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women in New York from 11-22 March 2019, including ICJW President Penelope Conway. The Commission’s priority theme is social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. It’s review theme, […]

Bringing Traffiking to the HRC

On February 27, 2019, sponsored by ICJW-GE, Ruth Dearnley, OBE, CEO of the NGO STOP THE TRAFFIK UK, gave an amazing (three minutes’ !) speech, being one of the four civil society speakers at the End of the High Level Segment – the three days formal opening session –  of the 40th session of the […]

International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day (IWD) will be celebrated around the world on March 8, 2019 IWD, which began in 1911, celebrates the myriad achievements of women globally. ICJW affiliate organisations in many countries will hold or attend events focused on upgrading gender balance. The 2019 IWD Campaign Theme is BETTER THE BALANCE, BETTER THE WORLD. #BALANCE […]

Making a Difference at CSW63

ICJW’s representatives at the UN in New York have helped to organize an NGO CSW side event during CSW63 entitled: “Critical Mass to Gender Parity—Women in Government Do Make a Difference!” This will be part of ICJW’s participation in the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York from […]

United Nations Holocaust Memorial Day 2019

The 2019 theme for United Nations Holocaust Memorial Day was “Holocaust Remembrance: Demand and Defend Your Human Rights”. At a time when the spread of Neo-Nazism and hate groups is fueling rising anti-semitism and other forms of hatred around the world, this theme encourages youth to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust, act against […]

Passports for Life Exhibition

I am pleased to share with you this invitation for the 24th of January, 11 am, at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, for the official opening of the exhibition Passports for Life.   The UN gracefully agreed to expose in the Palais these precious documents, the Eiss Archives, which will remain there during the whole week of the […]