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 In November 2019, the General Assembly of the UN will vote as to whether to renew UNRWA’s […]

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 […]

ICJW New York Meets ICJW Uganda

Reported by Madeleine Brecher,  August 19, 2019 A few months ago, we learned that we had an ICJW affiliate in Uganda, and that two of our ICJW sisters would be working in a camp in the U.S. this summer. Would we like to meet them when camp was over and they were passing through NY? […]

ICJW European Conference in Athens

ICJW’s 16th European Conference will be held on November 3 – 5, 2019, in Athens, Greece, an Ever-Changing City, with the theme: “Learning from the Past, Inspired by the Present, ICJW Prepares for the Future”. This will be ICJW’s first event in the home city of its newest affiliate, ICJW Greece. The Conference will include […]

ECOSOC Resolutions on Women’s Human Rights

On July 23, 2019,  the UN ECOSOC in Geneva passed a resolution that was both biased and anti-Israel, stating that “Israel is the world’s only violator of women’s human rights”. Robyn Lenn, Chair of ICJW’s Status of Women Committee, issued the following statement. “Unsurprisingly, this resolution – adopted 40 to 2 with 9 abstentions and […]

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: July 30

The United Nations has declared July 30th the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, a day for raising awareness, demanding attention and promoting action through governments and social media.  Human trafficking is a crime that exploits women, children and men; it affects every nation, either  as a country of origin, transit, or destination for victims.  […]

Commemorating 25 Years since the AMIA Terrorist Attack in Argentina

Fran Butensky, Madeleine Brecher and Joan Lurie Goldberg attended the Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Terrorist Attack on the AMIA, as ICJW’s representatives at the UN New York. 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the terrorist attack at the AMIA (Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina), the center of Jewish life in Buenos Aires. 85 people […]

Is anti-Zionism a new form of antisemitism?

Liliane Seidman and Nadine Iarchy from ICJW attended an international seminar in the Brussels Senate on Friday 24 May 2019 about Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism. Eminent speakers from Belgium, France, Israel and Canada gave their views about antisemitism in general and particularly in public schools. We had an excellent report of Katharina von Schnurbain, coordinator of […]