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 […]

Beat Air Pollution!

The theme of World Environment Day 2019 on Wednesday,  June 5, 2019,  is Beat Air Pollution. The official celebrations will take place in China, which has been chosen as the host country. Air pollution is a grave health risk and has many causes – exhaust fumes in crowded cities are among the worst pollutants, affecting […]

ICJW Executive Discusses Protection of Human Rights

The ICJW Executive Meeting in Toronto, Canada, issued three Topical Statements concerning the protection of human rights. The Executive Meeting was kindly hosted by the NCJW Toronto branch at Council House on May 27 & 28, 2019. The Executive issued the following three Topical Statements concerning the protection of human rights: Topical Statement 1ICJW congratulates […]

ICJW at the Knesset

President Penelope Conway and other representatives of ICJW were invited to attend a meeting of the Council of Women’s Organizations of Israel at the Knesset in Jerusalem. This important meeting took place on the day before the opening of the new parliamentary session, to discuss legislative priorities on women’s issues. Delegates from many of the […]

Heartbroken by Passover Shooting

ICJW and our U.S. affiliate the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) are saddened by the shooting of Jews worshiping on Passover and outraged by the continued gun violence in this country. NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman released the following statement: “Today we mark the 6 month anniversary of the shooting at the Tree of […]

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 […]