Each November, JWA runs our annual campaign for IDEVAW, the United Nation's designated International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 25th November.

JWA Shabbat this year is on 23rd November 2019

Our national campaign is cross-communal, across the whole Jewish community, asking people to help us in our crucial work against Violence Against Women & Girls. 

Together with the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council, JWA is asking all synagogues to join us and speak out against Violence Against Women & Girls in the Jewish community.

These Rabbis & communal leaders are among those who have spoken out this year - and we are so grateful! Please let us know if your Rabbi or someone else spoke in shul in the past 2 weeks about JWA and the struggle against Violence Against Women & Girls in the Jewish community.

See all messages from our Rabbis and Communal Leaders supporting this year's IDEVAW campaign.

Donate to our 2019 campaign here

What can you do?

  • Make a donation
  • Order a campaign poster for your synagogue, community centre, school or surgery
  • Ask your Rabbi to speak out about violence against women in the Jewish community on Shabbat 23rd November (see resources below)
  • Make sure the women's toilets in your synagogue or community centre have our Toilet Door poster (order new ones here)

FOR RABBIS: 



We are asking every Rabbi in the U.K. to:

  • speak out about violence against women in the Jewish community, in a sermon on Shabbat 23rd November;
  • write about it for those who may not be in shul, perhaps in a blog or newsletter, and put a message of support on your website/social media;
  • record a brief video message of support (30-60 seconds);
  • put up the campaign poster (being sent to every shul) in your shul foyer;
  • encourage your community to donate to help provide JWA’s vital services, at jwa.org.uk/idevaw2019.

 

RABBIS' RESOURCES:



You can see what Chief Rabbi Mirvis and other communal Rabbis said for IDEVAW2018.

Download an FAQ sheet with background information and stats

Read client testimonies (anonymised)

Divrei Torah

Other useful resources and material



Read about the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women