Unchain My Heart Campaign

ICJW is promoting the Get your Gett International Agunah Day Campaign, focusing on March 9 – the date of the Fast of Esther, which was chosen because it symbolizes Jewish women campaigning for their rights. In honour of International Agunah Day on the Fast of Esther (March 9, 2020), Jewish organisations around the world are […]

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 […]

Violence Against Women

“Sexual violence against women and girls is rooted in centuries of male domination. Let us not forget that the gender inequalities that fuel rape culture are essentially a question of power imbalances.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres Why we must eliminate violence against women Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, […]

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 […]

Women’s March 2019

NCJW USA has been considering its participation in the Women’s March, planned for January 19, 2019, in Washington D.C. and in cities around the world. This statement by Beatrice Kahn, President, and Nancy K. Kaufman, CEO, sets out our U.S. affiliate’s considered opinion on this controversial organization and event. “It’s an exciting time for women […]

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 […]