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 […]

The Plastic Plague: Practical Ways to Make a Difference

Dr Anne Morris, Chair of the ICJW Committee for Environment and Sustainable Development, with Jeannette Tsoulos and Jade Weiner, have put together some guidelines to help ICJW members around the world to cut their plastic consumption and help protect the planet. Perhaps we hardly noticed how it happened, but plastics surround us. They are in […]

Women of Peace in Belgium

In December, 2018, Nadine Iarchy, ICJW’s Chair of Interfaith and Intercultural, was chosen as one of 21 Women of Peace in Belgium. Nadine was chosen because of her interfaith work and her other activities. The ceremony to honour the 21 chosen Women of Peace 2018 took place at the Belgian Senate and was organized by the […]

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 […]