Campaigning for Nasrin Sotoudeh

ICJW is calling for the release of Nasrin Sotoudeh, a human rights lawyer, who has been detained in Iran’s Evin Prison since June 2018.  Nasrin Sotoudeh is a human rights lawyer who has dedicated her life to safeguarding the rights of Iranians. Advocating for activists and political prisoners, especially those who have stood up for […]

Gender Impacts of COVID-19

A multilateral approach to the Gender Impacts of COVID-19 at the Intersection of Health and Finance was discussed at the monthly meeting of the NGO NY Commission on the Status of Women. Madeleine Brecher, ICJW’s representative to the NGO CSW in New York reports on this important virtual meeting that she attended on 18 June, […]

Restarting the Generation Equality Initiative

ICJW’s Madeleine Brecher reports on the initiatives being taken to restart the Generation Equality Initiative that was supposed to be launched at the 2020 UN Commission on the Status of Women. CSW64 in New York in March, which included the 25th anniversary celebration of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was cancelled due to […]

Tackling Femicide

In February 2020, the Vrouwenraad and the Conseil des Femmes Francophones de Belgique, the Flemish and the French Speaking Councils of Women of Belgium, organized a round-table conference at the Belgian Federal Parliament in Brussels about “Feminicide:  Murder of women because they are women, because of hate of women and honor killing”. Ayala Bleys, President […]

Representing Jewish Women Worldwide

ICJW has joined the Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations (CRNGO), representing Jewish women around the world. Fran Butensky, ICJW Representative at the UN in New York, reports. ICJW was invited to join this committee and we have accepted a position on their Bureau. We have been attending meetings in person and now […]

Healing the Earth

Jade Weiner from the Union of Jewish Women of South Africa reports on the environmental impact of the Coronavirus lockdown around the world. While people have been on lock-down all over the world in an attempt to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Earth has been able to rejuvenate and heal. The Jewish […]

Showing Solidarity in South Africa

Lynne Raphaely from the Union of Jewish Women in South Africa reports on three important interfaith projects with South Africa’s Chinese and Muslim communities. Showing solidarity with the Chinese Community In March 2020, members of the Johannesburg Jewish community prepared for the upcoming Purim festival in a unique way by doing their pre-Purim shopping at […]

ICJW in Times of International Crisis

By Dee Hart, Sydney, Australia,  28 April 2020 A couple of days ago, Past ICJW President Robyn Lenn OAM dropped at my front gate her spare copy of the book by Nelly Las – “Jewish Women in a Changing World : A history of the international Council of Jewish Women (ICJW) 1899-1995” – suggesting it […]

Earth Week

Earth Day Week is a week of events taking place between 20-25 April 2020 While the world is consumed by Covid-19 and its devastating impacts on population health and global and national economies, the climate crisis has disappeared from public attention. The imminent threat of Covid-19 has distracted us from the far greater, but more […]