Preventing Violence Against Women in Israel

Aviva Kohlman from the Council of Women’s Organizations in Israel reports on our Israeli affiliates’ activities to prevent Violence Against Women in Israel. The struggle to prevent Violence Against Women must be a multi-pronged effort, including appropriate legislation, education, information and resource development, women’s professional training and job opportunities, and, of course, enforcement. Women’s organizations in […]

Jewish Women Lawyers Join Forces

ICJW has created an international Jewish Women Lawyers Corps to provide free legal advisory services to Jewish women around the world who are experiencing legal difficulties. In appropriate cases, these volunteers will litigate cases involving infringement of women’s rights, in addition to lobbying and drafting legislation where necessary. Sharon Shenhav, J.D. has launched this project […]

Introducing the NGO CSW62 Forum

The NGO CSW62 Forum (March 11-23, 2018) is held each year during the CSW session. It is organized by NGO CSW/NY, takes place in and around UN headquarters and is the largest Commission gathering at the United Nations. The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York (NGO CSW/NY) is a coalition of hundreds […]

Women Leaders Eradicating Rural Poverty

ICJW was proud to co-sponsor a Side Event at CSW62 on “Women Political & Business Leaders: Achieving Economic Solvency with Rural Women” on March 12, 2018. The event was sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Fiji, Estonia, Chile and Albania together with organizations:  FAWCO, PPSEAWA, LWV, ICJW and BPW. This forum showcased best political practices that […]

Advancing Gender Equality

The CSW62 Side Event on Advancing Gender Equality Through Community Based Organizing and Global Advocacy was a panel discussion about the role of communities in advancing women’s rights. The panel for this event sought to understand the current best practices that community-based and grassroots organizations are implementing in dealing with women’s rights, as well as […]

#METOO Rural Women

The Women In Migration Network sponsored a Side Event at CSW62 on the topic of Access for Justice for Rural & Migrant Women who are subjected to Sexual Assault. In 2016, the United Nations agreed to a Global Compact  For Migrants, separate from the Global Compact For Refugees to ensure that gender is mainstream in […]