Season of Remembrance

  Yom HaShoah. April 12 Yom HaZikaron. April 18 Yom HaAtzmaut April 19 These three important observances in the global Jewish calendar will take place within the next fortnight. In our Jewish communities around the world, but especially in Israel, these commemorations are marked by community gatherings, to ensure that we, as Jews, remember our past […]

World Programme for Human Rights Education

ICJW’s representative to the UN in Geneva, Eftichia Simha, reports on a panel Discussion on the World Programme for Human Rights Education entitled “What Focus for the Fourth Phase?” The discussion was organized by the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning with the co-sponsorship of the States platform on Human Rights Education (Brazil, […]

UN Watch Geneva Summit for Human Rights & Democracy

ICJW representative Eftihia Simha, ICJW representative to UN Geneva, attended the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, organized by UN Watch on February 20th 2018, one week before the 37th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Courageous dissidents, human rights victims, activists, diplomats, journalists and students gathered to speak out about urgent […]

Using Technology to Prevent Trafficking

ICJW was one of the co-sponsors of a side-event at CSW62 at the UN in New York on March 14, 2018, organized by the Committee to Stop Trafficking In Persons, entitled: “Technology as a Tool to Prevent Trafficking in Women & Girls” ICJW representatives at CSW62 – Rita Fishman, Madeleine Brecher, Fran Butensky, Judy Mintz, […]

ICJW Activists at UN CSW62

Eight senior representatives from ICJW attended the CSW62 events at UN Headquarters in New York City from March 12-23, 2018.   In March each year, the ICJW team at the UN in New York attends events taking place during the two week Commission on the Status of Women meetings, where thousands of global women come to participate. […]

Introducing the NGO CSW62 Forum

The NGO CSW62 Forum (March 11-23, 2018) is held each year during the CSW session. It is organized by NGO CSW/NY, takes place in and around UN headquarters and is the largest Commission gathering at the United Nations. The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York (NGO CSW/NY) is a coalition of hundreds […]

Women Leaders Eradicating Rural Poverty

ICJW was proud to co-sponsor a Side Event at CSW62 on “Women Political & Business Leaders: Achieving Economic Solvency with Rural Women” on March 12, 2018. The event was sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Fiji, Estonia, Chile and Albania together with organizations:  FAWCO, PPSEAWA, LWV, ICJW and BPW. This forum showcased best political practices that […]

Advancing Gender Equality

The CSW62 Side Event on Advancing Gender Equality Through Community Based Organizing and Global Advocacy was a panel discussion about the role of communities in advancing women’s rights. The panel for this event sought to understand the current best practices that community-based and grassroots organizations are implementing in dealing with women’s rights, as well as […]

#METOO Rural Women

The Women In Migration Network sponsored a Side Event at CSW62 on the topic of Access for Justice for Rural & Migrant Women who are subjected to Sexual Assault. In 2016, the United Nations agreed to a Global Compact  For Migrants, separate from the Global Compact For Refugees to ensure that gender is mainstream in […]

Women Defending Human Rights

ICJW representatives attended a CSW62 Side Event sponsored by UN Watch and the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights on March 20, 2018, which was a panel discussion between leading female advocates on the subject of Human Rights Defenders.  Opening remarks were made by Dan Smith, the New York Associate for UN Watch: UN Watch […]