ICJW 2018 Resolutions

The International Council of Jewish Women, assembled in Sydney, Australia, at its Quadrennial Convention in May 2018, passed five resolutions about current events that are of concern to their members around the world. Sustainable Development Goals ICJW reaffirms its support for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly as they pertain to women’s rights to […]

High Commissioner for Human Rights Reports on Progress

Fran Butensky, one of ICJW’s representatives at the UN in New York, attended a meeting at UN HQ with the out-going High Commissioner For Human Rights on May 11, 2018. This one hour meeting with Zeid Ra’ad Al was his last with the Human Rights Committee in New York because his term as High Commissioner […]

CSW62 Outcome Document and Gender & Human Rights Advocacy

Madeleine Brecher, ICJW Representative to the NGO/CSW in New York reports on their meeting on 19 April 2018 to discuss the CSW62 Outcome Document and how to find advocacy opportunities for Gender & Human Rights issues. The April meeting was divided into two parts: • The Gender and Human Rights Panel featuring: 1. Thierno Adenhof, Associate […]

Gathering of Global Jewish Women Leaders in Sydney

ICJW women from around the world will convene in Sydney, Australia, from May 27-30, to discuss how women are changing the world. The International Council of Jewish Women will hold their 23rd Quadrennial Convention in Sydney, Australia, bringing together female Jewish leaders from around the globe. The theme of the Convention is “Evolving Beyond Tradition: […]

Season of Remembrance

  Yom HaShoah. April 12 Yom HaZikaron. April 18 Yom HaAtzmaut April 19 These three important observances in the global Jewish calendar will take place within the next fortnight. In our Jewish communities around the world, but especially in Israel, these commemorations are marked by community gatherings, to ensure that we, as Jews, remember our past […]

World Programme for Human Rights Education

ICJW’s representative to the UN in Geneva, Eftichia Simha, reports on a panel Discussion on the World Programme for Human Rights Education entitled “What Focus for the Fourth Phase?” The discussion was organized by the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning with the co-sponsorship of the States platform on Human Rights Education (Brazil, […]

UN Watch Geneva Summit for Human Rights & Democracy

ICJW representative Eftihia Simha, ICJW representative to UN Geneva, attended the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, organized by UN Watch on February 20th 2018, one week before the 37th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Courageous dissidents, human rights victims, activists, diplomats, journalists and students gathered to speak out about urgent […]

Using Technology to Prevent Trafficking

ICJW was one of the co-sponsors of a side-event at CSW62 at the UN in New York on March 14, 2018, organized by the Committee to Stop Trafficking In Persons, entitled: “Technology as a Tool to Prevent Trafficking in Women & Girls” ICJW representatives at CSW62 – Rita Fishman, Madeleine Brecher, Fran Butensky, Judy Mintz, […]

Women Defending Human Rights

ICJW representatives attended a CSW62 Side Event sponsored by UN Watch and the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights on March 20, 2018, which was a panel discussion between leading female advocates on the subject of Human Rights Defenders.  Opening remarks were made by Dan Smith, the New York Associate for UN Watch: UN Watch […]

Women Entrepreneurs Lead on SDGs

Joan Lurie Goldberg, ICJW Representative to the UN in NY, reports on an event about women entrepreneurs and sustainable development. The NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY held a meeting on March 1 entitled “Women Entrepreneurs Lead on SDGs”. The meeting was a pre-CSW62 discussion by a panel of women entrepreneurs with successful businesses which are in support […]