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 […]

Gender Impacts of COVID-19

A multilateral approach to the Gender Impacts of COVID-19 at the Intersection of Health and Finance was discussed at the monthly meeting of the NGO NY Commission on the Status of Women. Madeleine Brecher, ICJW’s representative to the NGO CSW in New York reports on this important virtual meeting that she attended on 18 June, […]

Restarting the Generation Equality Initiative

ICJW’s Madeleine Brecher reports on the initiatives being taken to restart the Generation Equality Initiative that was supposed to be launched at the 2020 UN Commission on the Status of Women. CSW64 in New York in March, which included the 25th anniversary celebration of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was cancelled due to […]

Tackling Femicide

In February 2020, the Vrouwenraad and the Conseil des Femmes Francophones de Belgique, the Flemish and the French Speaking Councils of Women of Belgium, organized a round-table conference at the Belgian Federal Parliament in Brussels about “Feminicide:  Murder of women because they are women, because of hate of women and honor killing”. Ayala Bleys, President […]

CWOI Petitions the Knesset

On March 25, 2020, the Council of Women’s Organizations in Israel – ICJW’s Israel affiliate – petitioned the Knesset  about the lack of leadership of the country, due to failed coalition negotiations, and about the absence of women from the temporary government committees. Oshrit Setbon, Chair of the CWOI, has written to the leaders of […]