The Path to Peace begins in the Classroom

ICJW’s Dr. Joan Lurie Goldberg, together with representatives of other Jewish NGOs, is leading a campaign to reform the United Nations Relief and Works Agency  responsible for the welfare of Palestinian refugees (UNRWA). The campaign website is www.reformUNRWA.com In November 2019, the General Assembly of the UN will vote as to whether to renew UNRWA’s […]

UN Report on ‘Combatting Antisemitism’

The UN Report on ‘Combatting Antisemitism to Eliminate Discrimination and Intolerance Based on Religion or Belief’ conducted by Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, was released on 23 September 2019. The report is unprecedented, and is one of the rare times that the UN has addressed the issue of antisemitism […]

30 Years of Children’s Rights: Time to Act

ICJW representatives Judy Mintz and Lilian Bosboom attended a meeting on September 26 at UN Headquarters entitled “30 Years of Children’s Rights – Opportunities and Threats: Time to Act” as part of Summit Week at the UN General Assembly. The 30th anniversary of the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child […]

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 […]

ECOSOC Resolutions on Women’s Human Rights

On July 23, 2019,  the UN ECOSOC in Geneva passed a resolution that was both biased and anti-Israel, stating that “Israel is the world’s only violator of women’s human rights”. Robyn Lenn, Chair of ICJW’s Status of Women Committee, issued the following statement. “Unsurprisingly, this resolution – adopted 40 to 2 with 9 abstentions and […]

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 […]