Jewish Women Welcomed by Slovakia President

The European Conference of the International Council of Jewish Women opened in Bratislava, Slovakia yesterday with greetings from the Slovakia’s President, Zuzana Čaputová, and other local dignitaries. The theme of the Conference is “From Tradition to the Future: Diversity and Unity of Judaism in Europe.” President Zuzana Čaputová is the first woman to hold the country’s presidency […]

Reflections on Yom HaShoah

On this day of Yom Hashoah, we solemnly stop to remember and honor the millions of lives lost during the Holocaust, a dark and inhuman chapter in history. We remember those who were victims of the most atrocious intolerance, hatred, and barbarism, as well as the acts of courage and humanity that emerged, from the […]

Speaking for Jewish Women on Women & Girls in Conflict

ICJW’s representative at the Religions for Peace organization was one of the speakers at their virtual parallel event during the UN 68th Commission on the Status of Women on March 13.  This event was entitled:  “At the Frontlines: Multi-Stakeholder Action for Women & Girls in Conflict.” Religions for Peace is an international coalition of representatives […]

International Women’s Day 2024

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT – Lilian Grinberg On this International Women’s Day, I want to celebrate the strength, courage and resilience that each of you brings to the world. Today, we pay tribute to women of all ages, backgrounds and trajectories, whose contributions have been fundamental in all aspects of society. In a world that […]

ICJW at the Human Rights Council

ICJW’s representative to the United Nations-Geneva, Léonie de Picciotto introduced Prof. Marcelo Kohen who spoke at the 55th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on February 26, 2024. Marcelo Kohen, Emeritus Professor of International Law, Geneva Graduate Institute and Former Secretary-General of the Institute of International Law (Institut de Droit International) – […]

NCJW Campaigning Against Sexual Violence

National Council of Jewish Women CEO Sheila Katz spoke at Wednesday, February 14’s U.S. Congressional Roundtable to raise awareness of this sexual and gender-based violence on October 7 and since then against the hostages in Hamas captivity. Watch the video of her speech on Facebook: https://fb.watch/qhLefS-D1c/ Read her speech in full: We are here today […]

ICJW Panama Declaration

We, the Executive Committee of the International Council of Jewish Women, representing 34 affiliates worldwide, meeting in Panama City in November 2023, strongly condemn the unprecedented torture and  massacre of innocent civilians, including children and babies, and the systematic use of gender-based violence against women in Israel perpetrated by the Hamas terrorist organization on October 7, […]

Letter to Israel & Our Israeli Affiliates

October 9,2023 These are difficult times,  and we want to express our deepest solidarity with you. Recent events have been shocking and troubling, and we stand with you in this time of trial. We strongly condemn the violence and attacks that have affected so many people in your country. No one deserves to live in […]