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The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.


Congressional roundtable remarks from NCJW CEO Sheila Katz

National Council of Jewish Women CEO Sheila Katz spoke at Wednesday, February 14’s congressional roundtable hosted by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) to examine and raise awareness of this sexual and gender-based violence, and the violence since then against the hostages in Hamas captivity. We’ve shared the full transcript of her remarks below.

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At Special Session on Sexual Violence Against Israelis, Speakers Call on Women’s Organizations, the UN, and the World to Speak Out

session, titled “Hear Our Voices” — held by the Israel Mission to the UN, NCJW, Sheryl Sandberg, others — at the United Nations and was dedicated to unequivocally condemning the rape and sexual violence committed by Hamas terrorists against Israeli women and girls. The event featured a keynote address by Sheryl Sandberg and video message from Hilary Clinton.

Remarks: NCJW CEO Sheila Katz Address Event at United Nations Commemorating Mahsa Amini and Iran’s Women, Life Freedom Movement


Remarks from UN Event Honoring Mahsa Amini

National Council of Jewish Women CEO Sheila Katz spoke at the United Nations on Thursday, September 14, for an event commemorating Mahsa Amini and the Women, Life, Freedom movement, organized by Stop Femicide Iran’s Marjan Keypour Greenblatt, an Iranian Jewish human rights activist.

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