International Agunah Day

by Rabbi Daniel Rabin February 25th is Taanit Esther (the Fast of Esther), a day which has been marked as International Agunah Day. Sadly the day is still required as the problem has not gone away. There has certainly been much positive work done to end the crisis and so many courageous people continue to […]

International Women’s Day Interfaith Webinar

The International Council of Jewish Women has been invited to participate in an international online webinar organized by the World Union of Catholic Women Organizations (WUCWO) to mark International Women’s Day. It is entitled “Women Reading Fratelli tutti”, which is Pope Francis’ new Social Encyclical, encouraging fraternity and social friendship as the ways to build […]

International Women’s Day

On March 8 2021, women around the globe will celebrate International Women’s Day. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day 2021 is ‘WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP – ACHIEVING AN EQUAL FUTURE IN A COVID – 19 WORLD.’ The Campaign theme is ‘CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE’. This short punchy phrase aptly describes women’s current lives: our challenging […]

UN CSW65 Live & Online

The 2021 UN CSW65 events will take place from March 15 – 26, 2021, online and open to everyone worldwide. (Last year’s United Nations Commission on the Status of Women event was cancelled because of the COVID pandemic.) This year’s CSW Priority Theme is “Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well […]

Promoting Jewish Women in Sweden

Karoline Schnaider tells the story of one of ICJW’s newest and youngest affiliates – the Swedish Jewish Women’s Society in Malmö, Sweden. One evening, during the fall of 2016, a group of friends met together over dinner in order to discuss an issue of great interest and importance to us all: our need for a […]

Meet the ICJW New York Team

You are invited to watch this webinar to meet the ICJW United Nations New York Team. It took place on Sunday, February 21 at 1:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) but it can now be watched here on the ICJW YouTube channel. (You can also see other videos of our past webinars here, including […]

Bridging the Gap Webinar

On January 24, 2021, ICJW held a webinar discussion to continue the conversation about involving younger women in the work of our organization and our affiliates. We invited three of the young women who were featured in our 2020 Newsletter to address the topic of “Bridging the Gap” between younger women and women’s organizations. Over […]

Israel bans sex services and pardons prostitutes

In January 2021, Israel become one of the first countries to enforce a ban on the use of prostitutes, and also announced a program to cancel the criminal records of convicted prostitutes. Israel is one of the world’s most progressive countries on the issue of prostitution, along with Sweden, Canada, France and Ireland. The new […]

Facing the Aftermath: Recovery and Reconstitution after the Holocaust

Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27, 2021, focused on the theme “Facing the Aftermath: Recovery and Reconstitution after the Holocaust”. The United Nations in New York ran virtual remembrance and educational events during January and February that were viewed around the world. The theme of the program was the measures taken in the immediate aftermath […]