March 8 2020 – International Women’s Day – was marked and commemorated in ICJW Affiliate Organizations world-over. Unfortunately, as a result of the widening Coronavirus, the UN NY based Commission on the Status of Women was cancelled. The many thousands of intending participants included sixteen ICJW members, of which several had been organizers of sessions.

We are happy to share a potent and deeply thoughtful speech “Women and Power” recently presented by Antonio Guterres, Secretary–General of the United Nations, at the New School NY. The speech is linked below and is very worthwhile reading. The following statements from his speech sum up what we women of ICJW are very aware of and work to influence for the better:

Click on the link below for the complete speech:

https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/sg/speeches/2020-02-27/remarks-new-school-women-and-power

Video-maker Wendy Bookatz from the National Council of Jewish Women in Australia has made this artistic video that speaks out against global violence to women.
Image from Wendy Bookatz’ video

Video-maker Wendy Bookatz from the National Council of Jewish Women in Australia has made this artistic video that speaks out against global violence to women. 

Robyn Lenn, ICJW Chair of Status of Women Committee