70 Years of Human Rights

  On December 10, 1948, the world recognized the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard for human dignity: a code by which the peoples of the world should live. It appeared after one of the most deepest tragedies humanity lived, the Shoah. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights took shape in a […]

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

ICJW is supporting the campaign “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” commencing on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and concluding on International Human Rights Day, December 10. 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. Today, violence […]

Fighting Food Waste & Plastic Pollution

Dr Anne Morris, chair of the ICJW Environment and Sustainable Development Committee, reports on current campaigns to Fight Food Waste and Plastic Pollution. The current news about the environment can too easily feel negative and discouraging, particularly in relation to climate change and the crucial need to transition from fossil fuels to renewables. It is […]

Campaigning in Canada

Debbie Wasserman, president of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada (NCJWC), reports on their current campaign projects concerning Human Trafficking, Jewish Genetic Diseases, and Organ & Tissue Donation. NCJWC is now 121 years old and we are the longest standing Jewish women’s organization in Canada.  NCJWC prides itself on identifying Jewish and non-Jewish […]

Advocacy & Social Welfare in the USA

Felicia Anchor reports on the latest advocacy and social action news from the National Council of Jewish Women-USA. NCJW-USA is led by President, Beatrice Kahn and CEO, Nancy K. Kaufman. They recently relocated their headquarters to Washington DC, combining their New York and DC offices. They also announced the retirement of their CEO Nancy Kaufman. […]

Preventing Violence Against Women in Israel

Aviva Kohlman from the Council of Women’s Organizations in Israel reports on our Israeli affiliates’ activities to prevent Violence Against Women in Israel. The struggle to prevent Violence Against Women must be a multi-pronged effort, including appropriate legislation, education, information and resource development, women’s professional training and job opportunities, and, of course, enforcement. Women’s organizations in […]

2018 Activities in Bulgaria

Despina Staneva, President of the Council of Jewish Women in Bulgaria, reports on a year of exciting activities in Bulgaria, including a multinational festival of cuisine and a seminar on preventing violence against women. On March 7th, on the eve of the International Women’s Day, we organized a thematic evening where we discussed the Council […]

Holocaust Remembrance in Bulgaria

In 2018 Bulgaria marked the 75th anniversary of the rescue of the Bulgarian Jews from sending them to the Nazi death camps. This anniversary, although happy for us, has a bitter taste because at the same time more than 11,000 Jews from the lands in neighboring Greece, Serbia and Macedonia, which were administratively ruled by […]

Activities in Cuba

Marlen Prinstein, chair of the Asociación Femenina Hebrea de Cuba, reports that they are holding regular quarterly meetings, bringing together women from all the synagogues in Havana to provide them with news about Israel, which is not generally accessible in Cuba, and having discussions on issues of importance to women, including the relevance of women […]

Campaigning to Reform UNRWA

ICJW is actively involved in a new campaign to reform UNRWA – the United Nations Relief and Works Agency that actively promotes the indoctrination of Palestinian children to grow up hating Israel and Jews. Joan Lurie Goldberg, one of ICJW’s representatives at the United Nations in New York, is leading a new advocacy and social […]