Central European Conference on Women’s Empowerment: Strength – Courage – Solidarity

Alice Veselá reports on the March 2022 training conference of the National Democratic Institute in Warsaw, Poland. The National Democratic Institute (NDI) works to empower women to overcome barriers to their equal and active political participation. This conference served as a venue for female representatives of national, ethnic and religious minority communities in Central Europe, […]

ICJW Convention – May 2022

The Quadrennial Convention of the International Council of Jewish Women will take place in Jerusalem, Israel, from May 22 – 26, 2022. The theme of the Convention will be “Looking to the Future” and will focus on issues of current and future concern to ICJW and its affiliates around the world, including the co-hosting affiliate, […]

International Women’s Day 2022

March 8 is the annual day globally recognised as International Women’s Day. This observance has been retained in the international calendar since 1911 and is recognised by women as an important marker in our lives, regardless of our global region, country, occupation or family position. By continuing to commemorate this international day we recognise the […]

Call for Submissions: The UN Israel Inquiry

The United Nations has set up a Commission of Inquiry against Israel – an unprecedented open-ended probe following the Gaza conflict in May 2021. Watch this video to learn what is happening and what we should do. Our webinar presenter, Anne Bayefsky is a lawyer, scholar and activist. She is currently Director of the Touro […]

Holocaust Education through Music and Art

To mark International Holocaust Memorial Day, the International Council of Jewish Women is sharing the ballad “Ashtikale Broit” written by our Co-Chair of Education, Professor Zehavit Gross, which has been translated into 21 languages. ICJW is proud to share this song because it has a very important message that should be disseminated for International Holocaust […]

Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

Tracey Petersen, Manager of the Holocaust & United Nations Education Outreach Programme, gave an online presentation on January 6, 2022 about their program for 2022. Joan Lurie Goldberg and Judy Mintz joined the presentation and wrote this report. Background The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme was established in 2005 by United Nations General […]

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER- BASED VIOLENCE

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 […]