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AJWO - Association of Jewish Women's
The Association of Jewish
Women's Organisations in the United Kingdom was founded in 1965 to
provide a council of Jewish women's organisations, to further communal
understanding and to deliberate on matters of common interest and
concern. The Association works towards promoting unity among
Jewish women of differing shades of opinion, belonging to autonomous
organisations with different aims, and encourages them to seek wider
representation on communal bodies. It acts as a source of information,
collating and circulating such information to its member organisations
and, if necessary, making public statements or taking common action.
The Affiliate members are national Jewish women's organisations in the
United Kingdom, or the women's national sections in the United Kingdom
of international Jewish organisations. There is also a category
to allow for Observer organisations, which may be national Jewish
women's organisations whose constitutions debar them from affiliating,
or branches of national organisations which are not themselves
affiliated. Officers are elected from the representatives of
member organisations by a method which ensures rotation among the
affiliates. AJWO is represented on the Board of Deputies of
British Jews, the National Council of Women of Great Britain and the
Women's National Commission.
Getting Your Get -
The e-book, "Getting your Get" contains information for Jewish men and
women about divorce according to Jewish law and articles, forms and
explanations for lawyers.
ICJW - International Council of Jewish Women -
ICJW involves 52 organisations in 47 countries across the globe and it
enjoys consultative status as a non-governmental organisation at the
United Nations, as well as representation at the Council of Europe and
the European Women’s Lobby.
Jewish Marriage Council -
The Jewish Marriage Council (JMC) is a not-for-profit organisation set
up to provide sensitive support for Jewish individuals, couples and
The JMC is committed to the promotion of well-being for all members of
the Jewish community in modern society. Our services include a
counselling service, various advice services, courses and workshops,
and a professional personalised introduction agency
Jewish Womens Aid
beginnings in Leeds in the 1980s, where volunteers set up a national
helpline for Jewish women facing domestic violence, Jewish Women's Aid
expanded to become a national charity with the establishment of a
London base in 1992.
The subsequent 15 years have seen a great expansion in activity, with
the volunteers now supported by a dedicated professional team. Central
to our current work is our refuge in London, which provides a vital
haven for women starting on the path to rebuilding their lives. It is
the only kosher and observant refuge in Europe, meaning it is suitable
for women of all levels of religious observance. With room for 8 women
and their children, it is nearly always full.
And of course this is just a tiny fraction of the Jewish women who
need our help. A very important and growing area of JWA is the work we
do with women in the community. In the last year, we have seen over
100 clients and this is expanding month by month. This means we can
help women and their children in a huge variety of practical ways,
whether it be legal, financial, emotional or practical. Our
counselling service is also growing. Last year we saw 21 clients – all
seen by professional therapists.
We want to stop the violence before it starts, which is why our
education programmes in schools, aimed at different ages, are so
important. All of our community awareness work, which includes
presentations to adults too, alerts victims and children of victims to
our existence and the help that is on hand.
We now offer the following FREE services are there for women who
choose to stay at home and for those who feel they must leave.
- A national confidential freephone helpline.
- The only secure refuge
where Kashrut, Shabbat and festivals are fully observed.
- Advice and help on legal,
housing, financial, emotional and family issues as well as caring
support for children.
- Professional, confidential
counselling to those experiencing domestic violence.
We help women to regain their
self-respect and confidence and re-shape their lives.
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They provide public advice and support a
national network of independent salons and professionals who provide a
wig styling service for people suffering from cancer and medical hair
loss. Importantly, each of these professionals have approached us
personally. They pledge their commitment to responsible training and
provide a caring and respectful service for their clients.
We are the first UK charity to focus soley
on providing responsible, nurse led education and training, giving
support for those who suffer medical hair loss and requiring natural
National Council of Women
What NCW does:
NCW monitors legislation, represents
women's opinions and concerns to Parliament and systematically follows
them up. How we work: We research, consult, debate
and arrive at democratically agreed policies. We convey our policies
to parliament in a reasoned, measured, non-strident manner. We
relentlessly pursue these policies until we get results. What is NCW?
NCW is an independent educational charity open to all women. Despite
all our advances fewer than 1 in 5 MPs is a woman, most women still
earn much less than men, find it harder to gain promotion, and have
lower level pensions.
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