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Improving the Status and the Lives of Women

Since its formation, ICJW has worked tirelessly to improve the Status of Women all over the world and to encourage equality with men in all arenas.

ICJW plays a leadership role on the NGO Committee on the Status of Women  at the United Nations. We fully support the aims of the United Nations Strategies first adopted in Nairobi and then again in Beijing. We endorse the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals which aim to transform our World over the next 15 years.    We also subscribe to UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which requires all parties in a conflict to prevent violations of women’s rights.    These are all important actions which are ably supported by ICJW representatives at the UN in New York and Geneva, who are working hard to make women’s voices heard.


The Status of Women is a very broad topic and we have set three areas as our priorities for  this Quadrennial:

  • The Trafficking of People
  • The Exploitation of Women and Girls in the Media
  • Women’s Health

ICJW works on these issues in collaboration with other organisations, such as Stop the Traffik, and also through the activities of our affiliates and members organising seminars and events in their own countries.

We are committed to providing information and education to our members on these topics, in the belief that every action by a member of ICJW can lead to an improvement in the Status of Women.