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: 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 […]

Helping Girls

Celebrating the United Nation’s International Day of the Girl October 11th, 2023, marks the commemoration of the 11th anniversary of the United Nations International Day of the Girl (IDG).  This year’s theme is “Digital Generation, Our Generation” providing a platform for the global community to understand the disadvantages girls face online.  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres […]

Working with the National Democratic Institute on Building Coalitions

Dr. Katalin Pécsi-Pollner runs ICJW’s Hungary affiliate Esther’s House Association and represents them on the NDI program, together with representatives from ICJW’s affiliates from Poland, and the Czech Republic. Five ICJW women met up last week at the NDI coalition-building conference in Prague. Katalin explains the background to the event. The National Democratic Institute The […]

UN Elder Abuse Day – Raising Awareness

UN Elder Abuse Day on June 15, 2023 is an opportunity to raise awareness about this increasing phenomenon. The theme is:  “Closing the Circle: Addressing Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Older Age Policy, Law and Evidence-based Responses”. What is Elder Abuse? According to World Health Organization, elder abuse can be defined as “a single, or repeated […]

World Environment Day

ICJW’s Co-Chair for Environment & Sustainable Development, Dr. Joan Lurie, explains how political compromise can destroy our best intentions to save the planet. We are all aware that the planet is in trouble.  In some cases, we know what to fix and even how to fix it.  But that does not happen – often, political […]

Important Events in Geneva

Mary Liling and Léonie de Picciotto represent ICJW in Geneva. Here are their reports on just two of the events that they have attended recently. CEDAW Report Launch Mary and Léonie were invited by Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari to attend a launch event on May 12, 2023, for the second edition of “The UN Convention on […]