By Sue Tomchin
Many Americans mistakenly believe that men and women are guaranteed equal rights in the Constitution, which isn’t the case. Has the ERA’s time finally come?
By Ariela Cohen
As a member of JWI’s Young Women’s Leadership Network I was fortunate to be able to attend The United State of Women (USOW) Summit that took place on May 5-6 in Los Angeles. The passion and commitment of the women I encountered galvanized me. I’m now ready to roll up my sleeves and get involved.
Last week, we asked men why it's important to be leaders in their communities to support survivors and fight sexual assault. This week, we asked: How are you working to #ChangetheCulture to prevent sexual assault? The individuals you'll hear from below reaffirm that there are so many ways to advocate - creating cultural changes in the workplace, teaching children that they have control over their bodies, modeling healthy relationships, simply having a conversation about #MeToo - and more.
By Courtney Pories
As a young adult who has lived in her first apartment for just a year now, it’s interesting to reflect on how I’ve made my home Jewish. Living with a few other twenty-something Jewish girls, we’re always running between working and socializing, trying to figure out how this whole “adulting” thing works - how do we take the time to build a home?
By Deborah Rosenbloom
The overarching question is: At what cost, and at whose cost, is shalom bayit created? When is shalom bayit a façade masking suffering and pain, making it essential to speak out and speak up?
by Sue Tomchin
Psychologist Robin Stern is committed to empowering us to break free from the spell of manipulative relationships—whether in the public sphere or in personal lives. Her advice is something we all need to listen to.
On March 15, Stern spoke to an audience of over 200 shelter professionals taking part in one of JWI’s monthly webinars, educating them about the signs of gaslighting and how they can help clients recover from its effects.
by Sarah Tuttle-Singer, New Media Editor at The Times of Israel
So this Purim I’m teaching my daughter another lesson. I’m teaching her that Vashti was a hero, too.
There are moments when you feel as though you are in the right place at the right time – when everything you have learned and experienced and accomplished in life has prepared you to be part of the change. This is exactly where Jewish Women International finds itself today.
"I will forever cherish the memories of talking about the Bachelor in Paradise sexual assault allegations during a staff meeting, mid-day excursions to the Hill, and lunches on the roof with the lovely women I had the greatest pleasure of working with at JWI..."
Wednesday, June 21st, JWI interns attended a Democratic Women’s Working Group’s hearing where Congresswomen Linda Sanchez, Lois Frankel, Brenda Lawrence, Rosa DeLauro, Carolyn Maloney, and Suzanne Bonamici, addressed important issues in the context of the impending FAMILY (Family And Medical Insurance Leave) Act.
For the past 15 years, JWI has found a friend in Sigma Delta Tau (SDT) Sorority. As a philanthropic partner of the Greek organization, JWI receives invaluable support and brings key programs to SDT chapters across the country.
During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, JWI communications manager Lauren Landau wrote about the nonprofit's work to ensure the health and happiness of the Jewish community and the families within it. This post originally appeared in the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism's blog.
JWI's work to end violence against women and girls is not done alone. This is our tribute to some of the wonderful men we are proud to call allies.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month is the perfect time to promote workplace policies that give abused employees paid time off to secure protection.
Learn what JWI is doing to encourage every woman to use her voice in the voting booth this November.
While religion may fail to comfort a woman facing infertility and loss, Jewish spirit can still buttress a broken heart.
Bringing a letter to a gun fight could help close legal loopholes that put firearms in abusers' hands.
An innovative JWI program for boys and men in Baltimore’s Orthodox community used Torah-based values to explore what it takes to be a mentsch.
On #WomensEqualityDay, we asked Gloria Steinem what she thinks has been the greatest achievement for women in the past decade.
The Senate has voted unanimously to pass the The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights Act.
Jennifer Brown learned almost by chance about a great-grandmother’s abortion and was inspired to write her debut novel, Modern Girls.
How, why and when women should invest in friendships. (As the Yiddish proverb says, "Better one friend with a dish of food than a hundred with a sigh.")
Fewer and fewer campus rapes are being swept under the rug – or beneath the quad – thanks to brave young women and prevention programs that work.
If you need a refresher course to understand why preserving access to abortion is good for women and their families, Katha Pollitt’s book is essential reading.