CWOI’s Domestic Violence Campaign Bears Fruit

The Council of Women’s Organizations in Israel (CWOI) has played a key role in securing the establishment of a national authority dedicated to the eradication of domestic violence. Announcing this new authority at a Knesset committee meeting on November 23, 2020, to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Israel’s Prime […]

Campaigning for Girls’ Rights

Judy Mintz, ICJW’s UN representative to the Working Group on Girls (WGG) attended a Townhall Meeting in New York on Girls’ Rights to mark International Day of the Girl 2020. The start of the 11 Days of Action around International Day of the Girl on October 11 was marked by a Townhall Meeting with 110 […]

My Voice, Our Equal Future

This year the date of Simchat Torah coincides with the UN International Day of the Girl! Simchat Torah, the Jewish holy day on October 11 2020, marks the conclusion and then beginning of the next cycle of public Torah readings, heralding a fresh start!  Would that such an optimistic opportunity were programmed into the lives […]

Protecting Girls

Marking the International Day of the Girl Child (October 14), the Committee to Stop Trafficking in Persons decries the added vulnerabilities of girls to trafficking during the COVID crisis. Twenty-five years ago at the Fourth World Conference on Women, the United Nations unanimously adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which has since served as […]

We Need a Global Green Recovery Urgently!

Climate change has not stopped while COVID19 rages, according to the United in Science 2020 multi-agency report, whose findings were presented on 9 September 2020 . The report, coordinated by the World Meteorological Organization, finds that greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere are at record levels and continue to increase. After a temporary decline caused by […]

Impacts of COVID-19 on Trafficking

Marking July 30 2020, World Day Against Trafficking, the NGO Committee on Trafficking in Persons deplores the increased vulnerabilities caused by the worldwide disruptions of COVID-19. With the primary attentions of countries and communities everywhere focused on containing the health and economic crises of the COVID pandemic, the peril of 3.8 million adults and 1 million […]

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 […]