#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 […]

International Human Rights Day

On December 10 2022, International Human Rights Day will bring to a close the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Annually, around the world, this period is dedicated to eliminating the ongoing global violation of human rights. Within the ICJW Program Policies on the Status of Women it says: “ICJW condemns all forms of […]

Historic WJC Meeting in Rome

Sara Winkowski reports that the Executive Committee of the World Jewish Congress gathered in Rome on November 21-22, 2022, for a unique and milestone meeting with the Vatican. Version en español en la parte inferior. Nostra Aetate dismantled the collective accusation of Deicide against the Jewish people, recognized the Jewish origins of the fathers of […]

Ageing and the Rights of Older Women

President Lilian Grinberg has announced that the International Council of Jewish Women will be establishing a new ad-hoc committee on ageing. The topics of ageing and the rights of older women were discussed at the ICJW Executive Meeting in Washington D.C. in November 2022. One of the many interesting speakers who addressed us was Silvia […]

The Impact of COVID on Women

The Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe and the FCEM (Femmes Chefs D’Entreprises Mondiales) have published a report on the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of women around the world, including proposed solutions and policy action suggestions. The Covid-19 pandemic has had strong effects on the whole society, most severely […]

ICJW Statement on Iran:

The International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW), representing Jewish women in 33 countries, stands in solidarity with women’s rights defenders and the women of Iran, who face outrageous attacks for not complying with the country’s strict laws concerning women’s dress. Torture and ill treatment until death is unfortunately still used as a means of power […]

International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference

The National Council of Jewish Women of Canada was invited to participate in the 19th Annual International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference organized online by The University of Toledo’s Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute and the Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition, from September 21-23, 2022.  The NCJWC Human Trafficking Committee was established by the […]

ICJW Focuses on Ageing

At the ICJW Convention in Jerusalem in May 2022, a unanimous resolution was passed on ageing, with a focus on older women. The resolution noted that a human rights approach to support the protection of older people, especially women, was necessary, and encouraged the ICJW representatives at the UN to continue supporting a Convention on […]