16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER- BASED VIOLENCE

Do we ever wonder why there are 16 days annually designated to remind us to combat gender-based violence? Why is this annual UN observance essential? Who is promulgating continued consistent violence all over the world? Who are the victims of this violence? With a shock we have to recognise that violence against women is so […]

Dinah & Gender-Based Violence

ICJW and the Commonwealth Jewish Women’s Network (CJWN) are asking Jewish communities around the world to focus on the Biblical story of Dinah, read on Shabbat November 20, and the wider issue of gender-based violence today. The CJWN, established by the Commonwealth Jewish Council (CJC), is a network representing the women in the Jewish communities […]

UN Observation of International Women’s Day 2021

Reported by ICJW NGO UN representatives: Fran Butensky, Joan Lurie Goldberg and Judy Mintz About the event: Aligned with the priority theme of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, this event celebrated “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World”, on the way to the Generation Equality […]

International Agunah Day

by Rabbi Daniel Rabin February 25th is Taanit Esther (the Fast of Esther), a day which has been marked as International Agunah Day. Sadly the day is still required as the problem has not gone away. There has certainly been much positive work done to end the crisis and so many courageous people continue to […]

Orange the World to Support Women!

Every country in the world should recognise the importance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25. Heralding the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and concluding on Human Rights Day, December 10, these weeks focus global attention on the serious problem of millions of the world’s women […]

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 […]

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 […]

100 Years of Votes for Women

The 19th Constitutional Amendment guaranteeing American women the right to vote was ratified on August 18 1920. This day in 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the date that American women achieved voting equality with American men. The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) in the United States is not only the largest affiliate organisation […]