The Social Welfare arm of LJW
is embodied in the Social Issues Committee. This exists to allow
members to discuss, and in some cases initiate action, on many
important social issues, relevant not only to Jewish women but to
women everywhere. Seminars are held three times a year when eminent
speakers present topical issues.
At least once a year members
have the chance to consider these topics in workshops and gain a
greater insight in to the subject. International Womens Day is also
marked by a meeting on a matter of international importance relevant
Recent seminar topics have
included the Rwandan genocide, climate change, youth crime, and the
position of the girl child in different communities.
Our representation on NCW
(National Council of Women) and NAWO (National Alliance of Womens
Organisations) and contact with WNC (Womens National Commission) give
us a voice on national issues and an opportunity to express a Jewish
perspective on matters discussed. These representations are
co-ordinated by the Social Issues Committee.