Campaigning against FGM in Canada

Debbie Wasserman, President of NCJW Canada, reports on their correspondence with the Federal Opposition Party of Canada about reconsideration of decriminalizing female genital mutation in Canada. Advocacy does make a difference!!!  January 2, 2018 Dear Mr. Scheer, National Council of Jewish Women of Canada (NCJWC) is a voluntary organization, which in the spirit of Judaism, is dedicated […]

Anti-Semitism & Racism in South Africa

Report from South Africa, September 2017 – February 2018 Update from South Africa The dramatic and very welcome change in South Africa’s regime on 9th February this year, with the much-longed-for resignation of Jacob Zuma and the swearing-in of Cyril Ramaphosa, former deputy-president under Zuma, as new President of the country, has brought renewed optimism and […]

UK Human Rights Day Seminar

On Monday 11 December 2017 the LJW held their Human Rights Day Seminar on the subject: “Freedom of the Press – is it under attack?” REPORT BY YVONNE BRENT, CHAIR MEMBERSHIP AND LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE Gillian welcomed members of the League to the Seminar and was grateful for their support as London and the surrounding areas had been […]