Representing Jewish Women Worldwide

ICJW has joined the Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations (CRNGO), representing Jewish women around the world. Fran Butensky, ICJW Representative at the UN in New York, reports. ICJW was invited to join this committee and we have accepted a position on their Bureau. We have been attending meetings in person and now […]

Speaking out on Human Rights

ICJW’s Karmela Belinki addressed the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on February 26, 2020, as one of four representatives of Civil Society who took the floor on the third day of the High Level Segment. She was invited by the Geneva NGO Committee on Human Rights, and she spoke about gender […]

The Path to Peace

ICJW is involved in the campaign: UNRWA: Stop Teaching Hate, which examines the curriculum of hatred that is being taught to Palestinian children. They have put together a presentation about this issue entitled “The Path to Peace”. Campaign founder and co-chair Dr. Joan Lurie Goldberg  says “We believe that the path to peace begins in […]

Israeli Coalition against Gender-Based Violence

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Council of Women’s Organizations in Israel organized a high-profile meeting at the Knesset on November 27, 2019. Despite the political hiatus and lack of government, the event took place in one of the Knesset’s largest meeting rooms. It was well attended by […]

Humans of Conflict in Prague

The Czech Council of Jewish Women organized a discussion about the Grassroots Struggle for Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians, as part of the FORUM 2000 – Festival of Democracy in Prague in October 2019. CJW President Alice Gruenfeld Vesela explains how they invited two speakers from the Middle East to attend the conference and speak […]

ICJW European Conference in Athens

ICJW’s 16th European Conference was held on November 3 – 5, 2019, in Athens, Greece, an Ever-Changing City, with the theme: “Learning from the Past, Inspired by the Present, ICJW Prepares for the Future”. This was ICJW’s first event in the home city of its newest affiliate, ICJW Greece. The Conference was recorded – click […]

ICJW Executive Discusses Protection of Human Rights

The ICJW Executive Meeting in Toronto, Canada, issued three Topical Statements concerning the protection of human rights. The Executive Meeting was kindly hosted by the NCJW Toronto branch at Council House on May 27 & 28, 2019. The Executive issued the following three Topical Statements concerning the protection of human rights: Topical Statement 1ICJW congratulates […]

ICJW at the Knesset

President Penelope Conway and other representatives of ICJW were invited to attend a meeting of the Council of Women’s Organizations of Israel at the Knesset in Jerusalem. This important meeting took place on the day before the opening of the new parliamentary session, to discuss legislative priorities on women’s issues. Delegates from many of the […]

CSW63 – ICJW joins international NGOs

A large delegation from ICJW will attend the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women in New York from 11-22 March 2019, including ICJW President Penelope Conway. The Commission’s priority theme is social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. It’s review theme, […]

UN CSW64: Generation Equality

ICJW will be actively involved in the 64th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW64), which will be held at the UN Headquarters in New York from March 9-20 2020. This will be an important session marking 25 years since the Fourth World Conference on Women held in China in […]