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 to Reform UNRWA

ICJW is actively involved in a new campaign to reform UNRWA – the United Nations Relief and Works Agency that actively promotes the indoctrination of Palestinian children to grow up hating Israel and Jews. Joan Lurie Goldberg, one of ICJW’s representatives at the United Nations in New York, is leading a new advocacy and social […]

Prioritizing Girls

October 11 is the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child – a day dedicated to raising international awareness of issues facing girls around the world, such as education, nutrition, child marriage, legal and medical rights. Speaking at the ICJW Quadrennial Convention in Sydney in May 2018, Professor Gillian Triggs, who heads a UN […]

Opposing Sexual Objectification

ICJW is proud to join the Collective Shout campaign against the Honey Birdette international retail chain for continually objectifying women in their advertisements and displays in public spaces. The ICJW Status of Women Committee continues to campaign against the sexual objectification of women and girls. A culture in which women are valued primarily for their […]

Protecting the Rights of Older Persons

On the UN International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2018, the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, paid tribute to all those human rights advocates and heroes of everyday life for their passionate struggle to bring about change in the lives of older people. She […]

ICJW and Oz Harvest Fight Food Waste

Do you have food in your kitchen that will probably end up in the bin? Did this happen last week as well? Take a look at the food in your fridge and the bread, potatoes and fruit in bowls or bags in the larder or on the table. Can you guarantee that all of it […]

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 […]