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 […]

London Climate Change Seminar

The League of Jewish Women in the UK celebrated International Women’s Day with a Social Issues seminar entitled: “Climate Change – Some Like It Hot”. The underlying message of the day was that the cost of not dealing with climate change far outweighs the cost of seeking solutions, and that time is running out. The […]

CSW63 – ICJW joins international NGOs

A large delegation from ICJW will attend the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women in New York from 11-22 March 2019, including ICJW President Penelope Conway. The Commission’s priority theme is social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. It’s review theme, […]

Bringing Traffiking to the HRC

On February 27, 2019, sponsored by ICJW-GE, Ruth Dearnley, OBE, CEO of the NGO STOP THE TRAFFIK UK, gave an amazing (three minutes’ !) speech, being one of the four civil society speakers at the End of the High Level Segment – the three days formal opening session –  of the 40th session of the […]

International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day (IWD) will be celebrated around the world on March 8, 2019 IWD, which began in 1911, celebrates the myriad achievements of women globally. ICJW affiliate organisations in many countries will hold or attend events focused on upgrading gender balance. The 2019 IWD Campaign Theme is BETTER THE BALANCE, BETTER THE WORLD. #BALANCE […]