International Women’s Day Interfaith Webinar

The International Council of Jewish Women has been invited to participate in an international online webinar organized by the World Union of Catholic Women Organizations (WUCWO) to mark International Women’s Day. It is entitled “Women Reading Fratelli tutti”, which is Pope Francis’ new Social Encyclical, encouraging fraternity and social friendship as the ways to build […]

International Women’s Day

On March 8 2021, women around the globe will celebrate International Women’s Day. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day 2021 is ‘WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP – ACHIEVING AN EQUAL FUTURE IN A COVID – 19 WORLD.’ The Campaign theme is ‘CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE’. This short punchy phrase aptly describes women’s current lives: our challenging […]

Israel bans sex services and pardons prostitutes

In January 2021, Israel become one of the first countries to enforce a ban on the use of prostitutes, and also announced a program to cancel the criminal records of convicted prostitutes. Israel is one of the world’s most progressive countries on the issue of prostitution, along with Sweden, Canada, France and Ireland. The new […]

NGO Council of Europe Report (October 15-16, 2020)

The first part of the Autumn session of the Council of Europe Conference of INGOs (International NGOs) was held entirely online. (The second part will take place from December 15-16, 2020.) Anna Rurka, President of the INGOs welcomed the speakers of the different sessions and the 400 virtual participants. In such unprecedented circumstances, Mrs. M.Pejcinovic […]

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 […]