Women’s March 2019

NCJW USA has been considering its participation in the Women’s March, planned for January 19, 2019, in Washington D.C. and in cities around the world. This statement by Beatrice Kahn, President, and Nancy K. Kaufman, CEO, sets out our U.S. affiliate’s considered opinion on this controversial organization and event. “It’s an exciting time for women […]

Women of Peace in Belgium

In December, 2018, Nadine Iarchy, ICJW’s Chair of Interfaith and Intercultural, was chosen as one of 21 Women of Peace in Belgium. Nadine was chosen because of her interfaith work and her other activities. The ceremony to honour the 21 chosen Women of Peace 2018 took place at the Belgian Senate and was organized by the […]

Human Rights & Women’s Rights

The League of Jewish Women in London held their Human Rights Day Seminar on Wednesday 12th December 2018, discussing women’s rights on the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Rabbi Lee Wax spoke on behalf of Jewish Women’s Aid, which supports 600 women and 100 children in the UK, but know that […]

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 […]