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 […]

US Funding of UNRWA Conditional on Agency Reform

The International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW) and the ‘UNRWA: Stop Teaching Hate’ campaign welcome the intention of the United States government to impose conditions on the renewed funding of the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA). The U.S. State Department has issued guidelines requiring that the funding of the UN agency charged with the […]

Ending Child Marriage

Charting Brighter Futures Judy Mintz, ICJW representative to UNICEF, attended the Zoom launch of the Child Marriage Monitoring Mechanism on June 2, 2021 and reports on the webinar. This webinar, organized by UNICEF, presented a vision to end child marriage.  An estimated 650 million girls and women alive today were married before their 18th birthdays. […]

Reimagine. Recreate. Restore

World Environment Day, 5 June 2021 The global crises of the past year have brought many of us to the brink of despair as we witness the fragility of life and nature. We therefore welcome the sense of hope implicit in this year’s theme for World Environment Day – ‘Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.’ The organisers of World Environment Day […]

Day of Action against Antisemitism – May 27, 2021

Following a wave of recent antisemitic attacks across the United States, our U.S. affiliate the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has condemned the increase in antisemitic attacks. They have co-sponsored A Day of Action Against Antisemitism along with the Anti-Defamation League, The Conference of Presidents, Jewish Federations of North America, American Jewish Committee, Hadassah, […]

Turkey withdraws from Istanbul Convention on Domestic Violence

ICJW has written letters of protest to the Turkish Ambassador to the United States, the Turkish UN Representative, and to UN Women, the Human Rights Committee in NY, and the Commission on the Status of Women, condemning Turkey’s withdrawal from the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, […]

Voices of Women Leaders Webinar

The second Webinar in ICJW’s Bridging the Gap series included the voices of four women leaders from ICJW- affiliated Jewish women’s organizations in Greece, Poland, South Africa and Sweden. The online webinar took place on Wednesday April 21. Click here to watch the video Here are the bios of the four participants: Karolina Schnaider from […]

UN Observation of International Women’s Day 2021

Reported by ICJW NGO UN representatives: Fran Butensky, Joan Lurie Goldberg and Judy Mintz About the event: Aligned with the priority theme of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, this event celebrated “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World”, on the way to the Generation Equality […]

Who is Nasrin?

Who is Nasrin Sotoudeh?  Why does she matter so much? Debby Altow, Vice President of ICJW and Vice President of NCJW Canada, explains. In December 2020, Queens University in Canada conferred an honorary degree on the Iranian human rights campaigner Nasrin Sotoudeh, to recognize her profound contributions to the decades-long struggle for human rights and […]