Orange the World to Support Women!

Every country in the world should recognise the importance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25. Heralding the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and concluding on Human Rights Day, December 10, these weeks focus global attention on the serious problem of millions of the world’s women […]

CWOI’s Domestic Violence Campaign Bears Fruit

The Council of Women’s Organizations in Israel (CWOI) has played a key role in securing the establishment of a national authority dedicated to the eradication of domestic violence. Announcing this new authority at a Knesset committee meeting on November 23, 2020, to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Israel’s Prime […]

Campaigning for Girls’ Rights

Judy Mintz, ICJW’s UN representative to the Working Group on Girls (WGG) attended a Townhall Meeting in New York on Girls’ Rights to mark International Day of the Girl 2020. The start of the 11 Days of Action around International Day of the Girl on October 11 was marked by a Townhall Meeting with 110 […]

My Voice, Our Equal Future

This year the date of Simchat Torah coincides with the UN International Day of the Girl! Simchat Torah, the Jewish holy day on October 11 2020, marks the conclusion and then beginning of the next cycle of public Torah readings, heralding a fresh start!  Would that such an optimistic opportunity were programmed into the lives […]

Rosh Hashanah Greeting

When I was approached over 3 years ago and asked if I would consider putting my name forward as the next President of ICJW, I made two lists. One in favour of accepting and one against. Top of the list for accepting was “Meeting Affiliates”, and next was the ability to travel and see the […]

We Need a Global Green Recovery Urgently!

Climate change has not stopped while COVID19 rages, according to the United in Science 2020 multi-agency report, whose findings were presented on 9 September 2020 . The report, coordinated by the World Meteorological Organization, finds that greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere are at record levels and continue to increase. After a temporary decline caused by […]

100 Years of Votes for Women

The 19th Constitutional Amendment guaranteeing American women the right to vote was ratified on August 18 1920. This day in 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the date that American women achieved voting equality with American men. The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) in the United States is not only the largest affiliate organisation […]

Respect@Work: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

In July 2020, Robyn Lenn OAM, Chair of ICJW’s  Status of Women Committee, together with Mary Liling, ICJW Co-Chair of Human Rights in Geneva, joined a webinar which focused through an international lens on the findings and recommendations from the 2018 Australian enquiry on Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces.    This was the fourth Respect@Work […]

Impacts of COVID-19 on Trafficking

Marking July 30 2020, World Day Against Trafficking, the NGO Committee on Trafficking in Persons deplores the increased vulnerabilities caused by the worldwide disruptions of COVID-19. With the primary attentions of countries and communities everywhere focused on containing the health and economic crises of the COVID pandemic, the peril of 3.8 million adults and 1 million […]