On International Women’s Day, NCJWA Vic applauds and celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. We reiterate the right of all members of our Jewish and broader community to live in a safe and equitable society, with equal access to opportunities, representation and resources, and to be treated with dignity, respect and fairness.
Women should be free to participate equally without fear of bullying or sexual harassment.
When NCJWA was founded by Dr Fanny Reading MBE in 1927, women were virtually unrepresented in our nation’s leadership. Dr Reading gave Jewish women a voice and provided an outstanding model of leadership.
Today, through our programs and advocacy, NCJWA Vic works tirelessly to create a community that reflects these values by empowering women and girls throughout their life cycle.
On IWD2021 we #ChooseToChallenge all Jewish communal organisations to encompass the values of Gender Equality. We commend those organisations that have taken positive steps on the path to a fair and equal society by signing the NCJWA Vic Gender Equality Pledge, and call for community-wide action to accelerate gender equality.