ICJW has consultative status at the United Nations as a non-governmental organization (NGO) with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and ICJW representatives regularly attend meetings of the UN General Assembly, ECOSOC, UNICEF and UNESCO. ICJW is also represented at the Council of Europe, the European Women’s Lobby, the International Council of Women, the World Jewish Congress, Religions for Peace, the International Coalition for Agunah Rights, and other major international and regional organizations.
Believing that women’s rights are human rights, ICJW lobbies for an end to discrimination against women in all spheres of life. In its battle against intolerance, ICJW campaigns alongside people of goodwill to combat racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of religious discrimination. In the spirit of Tikkun Olam – repairing the world – our independent affiliates and their regional divisions choose their own action priorities.
Our affiliate organizations in 36 countries are involved in a wide range of volunteer activities, offering care services for needy populations, promoting grassroots social welfare projects, providing leadership training for communal activists, and advocating on issues of local and national concern.
The historical archives of ICJW are kept at the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem, and their catalog can be accessed online here.