Orange the World

UN’s UNite Campaign to Eliminate Rape and Violence against Women and Girls. ICJW representatives Fran Butensky and Madeleine Brecher report on the United Nations’ Official Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls on November 25, 2019. On November 26th, at UN headquarters in New York, hundreds of grassroots […]

Holding UNRWA to Account

The Reform UNRWA campaign is urging donor nations to hold UNRWA to account, for financial transparency and reform of the Palestinian education system. Following the unconditional renewal of the mandate of UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, at the United Nations on Friday November 15, the campaign to Reform UNRWA (UNRWA: STOP TEACHING HATE) […]

UN CSW64: Generation Equality

ICJW will be actively involved in the 64th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW64), which will be held at the UN Headquarters in New York from March 9-20 2020. This will be an important session marking 25 years since the Fourth World Conference on Women held in China in […]

Signing the Every Woman Treaty

ICJW is proud to support the Every Woman Treaty campaign for a global treaty to end violence against women and girls. Background: Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive human rights violation on earth.It occurs in all countries, across all races, and takes multiple forms. The United Nations defines violence against women as […]

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 On Friday 15 November, 2019, the General Assembly of the UN will vote as to whether to […]

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.  […]