International Council of Jewish Women

The League of Jewish Women is the UK affiliate of the International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW), and through this, is able to make a contribution to world issues, joining the voice of over two million Jewish women worldwide. Our members are given the opportunity to meet women at conferences and events all over the world.

ICJW involves 52 organisations in 47 countries across the globe and it enjoys consultative status as a non-governmental organisation at the United Nations, as well as representation at the Council of Europe and the European Women’s Lobby.

All the member bodies of ICJW share a common interest in social justice and social welfare. There are annual opportunities to travel to conferences in Europe, Israel and beyond, where like-minded women from other affiliates meet to discuss topics of mutual interest.

The UK ICJW committee also arranges an annual seminar to mark Human Rights Day. In the past these have included Faith Schools, Human Trafficking and a tea at the House of Lords addressed by the Minister with responsibility for civil liberties.

Read this report from the ICJW New York branch who met members of the ICJW’s the newest affiliate group from Uganda.