International Council of Women (ICW)

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International Council of Women (ICW)

ICW Objectives

The International Council of Women is the first truly global women’s NGO which was founded in 1888 for the advancement of women all over the world.

For the past 130 years, the International Council of Women has remained an active pioneer in promoting international women’s rights. ICW was there when the United Nations was formed to make sure the United Nations Charter included women’s equal rights and the Commission on the Status of Women be established. It was there when the International Women’s Year was proclaimed in 1975.

It has been there through the United Nations Decade for Women and Beijing +20. It will continue to be there, representing women’s voice and promoting and protecting international human rights of women to make the world a safer and happier place for women.

 

ICW Mission Statement

 

To unite National Councils of Women’s non-governmental organisations from all parts of the world for action to improve the status of women and the well-being of society.

Jungsook Kim (Ed.D), President of ICW

Jungsook Kim (Ed.D)

President of ICW

Greetings from
International Council of Women


Ever since the International Council of Women was established as the first international women’s NGO in 1888, we have made concerted efforts to promote gender equality.

For 130 years, the International Council of Women has remained as an active pioneer in promoting international women’s rights.

ICW has long been at the epicenter of the global women’s movement, improving the lives of virtually billions of women in every corner of the world.

It is essential that we not only continue the grand tradition, but that we also build upon it. Progress toward establishing equal opportunities for women so that they can reach their full potential is critical, not only for women themselves, but for society as a whole.

In Yogyakarta, Indonesia, for the 35th General Assembly from 13th to the 19th of September, 2019. We shared ideas for the advancement of women and adopted the new ICW triennial theme of “Social protection for women and girls: Sustainable development for the world” for the next three years. As the gender that bears, gives birth and nurtures life, women can transform the society through women’s caring and loving leadership. Now it is time that we, the women of the world, make all-out efforts to transform society through women’s empowerment.

ICW will continuously represent women’s voice along with promoting and protecting international human rights of women to make the world a safer and happier place for women.

Please join us in changing women’s lives for the better everywhere in the world.

 

ICW News

ICW Newsletter header April 2022
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ICW Newsletter No.75 April 2022

The April 2022 ICW newsletter has now been released. Content in this issue includes CW-CIF Elected Officials 2018-2022, Virtual Board Meeting Report, UN CSW66 Report, Reports from UN Representatives, Message of Board Coordinator of Standing Committees, Reports from Standing Committees, News from Member Councils (NCWs), Condolences and Upcoming Events..  The following is the president’s welcome.

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ICW

ICW Newsletter No.74 January 2022

The January 2022 ICW newsletter has now been released. Content in this issue includes New Year Greetings, Reports from UN Representatives, Reports from Standing Committees, News from Member Councils (NCWs), Condolences and Upcoming Events including the ICW-CIF General Assembly being held in France, May 2022.

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