ICJW European Conference in Athens

ICJW’s 16th European Conference will be held on November 3 – 5, 2019, in Athens, Greece, an Ever-Changing City, with the theme: “Learning from the Past, Inspired by the Present, ICJW Prepares for the Future”. This will be ICJW’s first event in the home city of its newest affiliate, ICJW Greece. The Conference will include […]

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.  […]

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 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 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 […]

Making a Difference at CSW63

ICJW’s representatives at the UN in New York have helped to organize an NGO CSW side event during CSW63 entitled: “Critical Mass to Gender Parity—Women in Government Do Make a Difference!” This will be part of ICJW’s participation in the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York from […]

United Nations Holocaust Memorial Day 2019

The 2019 theme for United Nations Holocaust Memorial Day was “Holocaust Remembrance: Demand and Defend Your Human Rights”. At a time when the spread of Neo-Nazism and hate groups is fueling rising anti-semitism and other forms of hatred around the world, this theme encourages youth to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust, act against […]

Passports for Life Exhibition

I am pleased to share with you this invitation for the 24th of January, 11 am, at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, for the official opening of the exhibition Passports for Life.   The UN gracefully agreed to expose in the Palais these precious documents, the Eiss Archives, which will remain there during the whole week of the […]