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 […]

Meeting in Zurich

ICJW’s Executive will meet in May in Zurich, hosted by our Swiss affiliate the Swiss Union of Jewish Women’s Organizations. The participants will explore the city and hear about local organizations including the Swiss Jewish Refugee and Welfare Organization. Members of the executive will report on the work of their affiliates and committees, including reports […]

Technology & Education: Public and Private Partnerships Around the World

ICJW co-sponsored a parallel event at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York, under the auspices of the CSW67 Forum, together with co-sponsors Generations United and World ORT.  Under the title “Technology and Education: Public and Private Partnerships around the world, the speakers discussed educational partnerships in Israel, the USA, […]

International Women’s Day

Message from Robyn Lenn OAM, Chair of the ICJW Status of Women Committee  March 8 is a date which should be known by every woman in every country! It is important to you, to all women, and to our organisations. It is the date on which International Women’s Day has been celebrated all over the world […]

Women’s Rights in Israel

The International Council of Jewish Women expresses support for the struggle of the women’s organizations in Israel and stands united in opposition to the planned reform of Israel’s judicial system. Version en español en la parte inferior.  The proposed radical transformation of power between the branches of government will have direct dire consequences for Israeli […]

2023 Holocaust Remembrance and Education

Dr. Joan Lurie Goldberg and Judy Mintz, ICJW Representatives to the United Nations in New York, participated in a number of events to mark International Holocaust Memorial Day in January 2023. Here is their report. Outreach Program on the Holocaust: Theme:  Home and Belonging Exploring how victims adjusted their ideas of “home” and “belonging” as […]

Fighting against antisemitism & racism

English follows Spanish 27 de enero – Día Internacional de Conmemoración del Holocausto – día de la lucha contra el antisemitismo y el racismo. En noviembre de 2005, las Naciones Unidas (ONU) aprobaron una resolución que se establecía que el 27 de enero se marcara como el día de recordación mundial del Holocausto. En la […]

#WeRemember on Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

Version en español en la parte inferior. Dear Friends, This last year was a difficult one for the Jewish people and other vulnerable communities around the world. Rising antisemitism and the increased spread of Holocaust denial online have led to new threats that demand urgent action. Encouraging society to reflect on the lessons of the […]

Multi-Religious Response to Social and Environmental Crises

Report on the Religions for Peace Meeting in Manresa, Spain –  Nov. 27-30, 2022 – by Dr. Evelyn Zentner de Falck. On November 27-30 I was invited to attend a seminar organized by the Mayor of Manresa in Spain, and Religions for Peace. The invitation was to commemorate the 500th anniversary of San Ignacio de Loyola’s […]