Campaigning for Nasrin Sotoudeh

ICJW is calling for the release of Nasrin Sotoudeh, a human rights lawyer, who has been detained in Iran’s Evin Prison since June 2018.  Nasrin Sotoudeh is a human rights lawyer who has dedicated her life to safeguarding the rights of Iranians. Advocating for activists and political prisoners, especially those who have stood up for […]

Restarting the Generation Equality Initiative

ICJW’s Madeleine Brecher reports on the initiatives being taken to restart the Generation Equality Initiative that was supposed to be launched at the 2020 UN Commission on the Status of Women. CSW64 in New York in March, which included the 25th anniversary celebration of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was cancelled due to […]

Representing Jewish Women Worldwide

ICJW has joined the Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations (CRNGO), representing Jewish women around the world. Fran Butensky, ICJW Representative at the UN in New York, reports. ICJW was invited to join this committee and we have accepted a position on their Bureau. We have been attending meetings in person and now […]

Healing the Earth

Jade Weiner from the Union of Jewish Women of South Africa reports on the environmental impact of the Coronavirus lockdown around the world. While people have been on lock-down all over the world in an attempt to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Earth has been able to rejuvenate and heal. The Jewish […]

Earth Week

Earth Day Week is a week of events taking place between 20-25 April 2020 While the world is consumed by Covid-19 and its devastating impacts on population health and global and national economies, the climate crisis has disappeared from public attention. The imminent threat of Covid-19 has distracted us from the far greater, but more […]

Unchain My Heart Campaign

ICJW promoted the Get your Gett International Agunah Day Campaign, focusing on March 9 – the date of the Fast of Esther, which was chosen because it symbolizes Jewish women campaigning for their rights. In honour of International Agunah Day on the Fast of Esther (March 9, 2020), Jewish organisations around the world united to […]

International Women’s Day 2020 and CSW64

March 8 2020 – International Women’s Day – was marked and commemorated in ICJW Affiliate Organizations world-over. Unfortunately, as a result of the widening Coronavirus, the UN NY based Commission on the Status of Women was cancelled. The many thousands of intending participants included sixteen ICJW members, of which several had been organizers of sessions. […]

Lest We Forget – UN Geneva

Eftihia Simha, one of ICJW’s representatives to the UN in Geneva, attended the opening of the exhibition ‘Lest We Forget’ to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day in January 2020. The exhibition took place at the Hall des Pas Perdus at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva. It was co-organized by the Delegation of the […]

Holding UNRWA to Account

The Reform UNRWA campaign is urging donor nations to hold UNRWA to account, for financial transparency and reform of the Palestinian education system. Following the unconditional renewal of the mandate of UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, at the United Nations on Friday November 15, the campaign to Reform UNRWA (UNRWA: STOP TEACHING HATE) […]

Signing the Every Woman Treaty

ICJW is proud to support the Every Woman Treaty campaign for a global treaty to end violence against women and girls. Background: Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive human rights violation on earth.It occurs in all countries, across all races, and takes multiple forms. The United Nations defines violence against women as […]