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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NCJW to Participate in Congressional Roundtable Spotlighting Hamas’ Gender-based Violence Against Israeli Women
On Wednesday, Feb. 14th, National Council of Jewish Women will join Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) for an event on Capitol Hill from 10:30 am to 12 pm to examine and raise awareness of the sexual and gender-based violence that Hamas perpetrated on October 7th and since then against Israeli women.
In response to the horrific attacks by Hamas on October 7, NCJW launched its Israel Granting Program Emergency Appeal to apply a gender lens to the crisis and strengthen efforts and approaches which place women, children, and families front and center at all levels. Grants are being allocated on a monthly basis, responding to evolving needs and priorities on the ground.
NCJW, Hadassah, The Hadassah Foundation, JWI, and 55 Organizations Call on UN to Conduct Unbiased Investigation Into Hamas’ Violence Against Israeli Women
NCJW, Hadassah, JWI, and 55 Other Organizations sent a letter to the UN to conduct an independent, complete, unbiased investigation into the use of sexual violence by Hamas on October 7
NCJW Hails Israeli Supreme Court Decision to Reject First Part of Judicial Overhaul and Uphold Democracy
NCJW applauds the Israeli Supreme Court for its decision to strike down a key tenant of the judicial overhaul package. Here is our statement.
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.