Do we ever wonder why there are 16 days annually designated to remind us to combat gender-based violence? Why is this annual UN observance essential? Who is promulgating continued consistent violence all over the world? Who are the victims of this violence? With a shock we have to recognise that violence against women is so […]

Dinah & Gender-Based Violence

ICJW and the Commonwealth Jewish Women’s Network (CJWN) are asking Jewish communities around the world to focus on the Biblical story of Dinah, read on Shabbat November 20, and the wider issue of gender-based violence today. The CJWN, established by the Commonwealth Jewish Council (CJC), is a network representing the women in the Jewish communities […]

Protesting Against the Abuse of Palestinian Children

ICJW’s representatives at the United Nations in New York participated in a protest rally near the New York office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), together with other Jewish NGOs at the UN, The Lawfare Project , Yad Yamin NYC, and the #EndJewHatred movement.  Another similar demonstration took place simultaneously near the […]

Historic Joint Statement on Women, Peace & Diplomacy

An historic Joint Statement on Women, Peace and Diplomacy was presented to the Human Rights Council in Geneva by the governments of Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Morocco, and Israel. On Wednesday 22 September 2021, during the 48th Session of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Yusuf Abdulkarim Bucheeri of Bahrain delivered a Joint […]

Watch the Online ICJW Seminar

Does feminine leadership have special characteristics?How have female leaders been coping with the uncertainties of COVID 19? Have we shown resilience and seized opportunities to do things differently? Click here to watch the Seminar on YouTube SEMINAR PROGRAM Click here to download the Seminar Program (22 page PDF) The Seminar is free of charge but we […]

Celebrating Girls

Monday October 11, 2021 is the International Day of the Girl Child. This year’s theme is: Digital Generation. Our Generation.   In December 2011 the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66 /170  which declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. Over the past twenty-six years there has been a deliberate global […]

Ukraine legislates against antisemitism

Eleonora Groisman, President of the ICJW-affiliated Ukrainian Independent Council of Jewish Women, reports on the new antisemitism law adopted by the Parliament of the Ukraine. The Parliament of Ukraine (called the Verkhovna Rada) adopted the law in the second reading, September 22. The law is very important, it is designed to counteract various forms and […]

Durban IV Boycott & Counter-Conference

In September 2021, the United Nations will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 2001 Durban Conference on Racism. UN Watch and parliamentarians from across Europe have launched a global boycott campaign urging countries to pull out, and there will be an online counter-conference on September 19, 2021. The Durban IV Counter-Conference Webinar on September 19 […]

ICJW’s fascinating history

Dr. Nelly Las has updated the history of ICJW in the Jewish Women’s Archives, now renamed the Shalvi/HymanEncyclopedia of Jewish Women. She did so with help from many members of the ICJW Executive and Presidents past and present. You can read the complete article here: https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/international-council-of-jewish-women The article includes many historic and recent photographs of […]

Nothing stops ICJW’s affiliates!

Even a global pandemic could not stop ICJW’s affiliates around the world from working day and night to help their local communities. We present some examples of their hard work in our latest E-Links Community Action newsletter. From Croatia to Costa Rica, and from Hungary to Mexico, you can read about how different Jewish community […]