ICJW Inaugurates New President

Penelope Conway was invested as President of the International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW) at their Quadrennial Convention in Sydney, Australia, on May 30, 2018, by outgoing President Robyn Lenn OAM. Penelope is the third British woman to lead this worldwide organization during its 100 year history. Over the next four years, she looks forward […]

Inspiration at our Convention in Sydney

Female Jewish leaders from 16 countries around the world enjoyed ICJW’s inspiring 3-day Quadrennial Convention in Sydney, Australia in May 2018. The theme of the Convention was Evolving Beyond Tradition – the Impact of Women’s Perspectives and Developing Roles. Female role models from Australian political life were among the keynote speakers and guests at the […]

ICJW Activists at UN CSW62

Eight senior representatives from ICJW attended the CSW62 events at UN Headquarters in New York City from March 12-23, 2018.   In March each year, the ICJW team at the UN in New York attends events taking place during the two week Commission on the Status of Women meetings, where thousands of global women come to participate. […]

Attending UN CSW62

Two ICJW Executive Members – Vivien Brass, Chair of ICJW’s Asia Pacific Region, and Susie Ivany OAM, Vice-Chair of the ICJW Committee on the Status of Women in Jewish Law – traveled from Australia to New York to attend UN CSW62 for the first time. The theme of the Commission on the Status of Women was […]


The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women takes place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018. Its theme this year is Empowering Rural Women & Girls. The Priority Theme is “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls” […]