National Council of Jewish Women of Canada

Women and Justice Speaker Series

In September/October 2020 the NCJWC offered a set of four webinars presented by influential women who are experts in their field.

The NCJWC is thriled to share the recorded sessions here with you.

It's long Past Time for Women to Achieve Justice and Equality
Linda Silver Dranoff CM, LSM
Estate Planning 101: The Importance of Understanding your Estate Plan
Marni Pernica BA, BSW, LLP. TEP
The Prosperity Project When Women Succeed, We all Prosper - Don't Let COVID-19 hold us back
Pamela Jeffery
Women and Medical Leadership
Dr. Patricia Daly
Trailer for the documentary NASRIN

Nasrin Sotoudeh has been unjustly imprisoned in Iran for over two years.  The National Council of Jewish Women of Canada is partnering with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute to present this outstanding film of her life as part of an international effort to free her.  The panelists for the Q&A include Professor Irwin Cotler, the movie’s producer and writer, and Ms Shaparak Shajarizadeh, an activist now living in Canada whom Nasrin helped to escape.

Click here to watch the panel discussion on YouTube.

From the Back of the Bus to the Front of the Agenda
Anat Hoffman

Call to action Nasreen Soutadeh

A compelling case was made for Mme Nasrin Sotoudeh by Professor Irwin Cotler, chair and founder of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, who described her illegal and inhumane imprisonment and ill-treatment in Iran.  His presentation was instrumental in the adoption of this initiative by the International Council of Jewish Women.

We urge members of the International Council of Jewish Women, in every affiliate country, to write to the UN Secretary General and to the UN Commissioner for Human Rights, protesting the treatment of Ms. Sotoudeh and urging her immediate release.

Read the call to action here.