Turkish-Afghan Schools Highlighted as Step Forward for Girls' Education

Turkish-Afghan Schools Highlighted as Step Forward for Girls' Education

In partnership with the Dialog-Institut and the Permanent Missions of Afghanistan, the UK, and Finland, the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) organized a well-attended conference concerning Afghan girls' access to education. The even Read more
UN High-Level Reception Highlights Public-Private Partnerships in Education

UN High-Level Reception Highlights Public-Private Partnerships in Education

Education has been the centerpiece of the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda. During the evaluation period of the Millennium Development Goals, it was clear that even though the number of children attending schools significantly increased, the Read more
Ambassadors Series Panel #2 Discusses Relations between Balkans and EU

Ambassadors Series Panel #2 Discusses Relations between Balkans and EU

The Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) and Peace Islands Institute held the second panel of the Ambassadors Series in JWF's New York office on February 26, 2014. The theme of the panel was intergovernmental relations among Balkan nati Read more
Kurdish, Turkish Journalists Call for Dialogue

Kurdish, Turkish Journalists Call for Dialogue

Kurdish and Turkish journalists met in Istanbul on Saturday to discuss the role of the media and put forward suggestions for eliminating misconceptions and prejudices that exist both among Iraqi Kurds and Turks. Read more
Turkey Urges Creation of Humanitarian Corridor in Syria to End Refugee Influx

Turkey Urges Creation of Humanitarian Corridor in Syria to End Refugee Influx

At a recent conference, Turkish officials reiterated that in order to find a solution to the number of Syrian refugees fleeing their war-battered country for neighboring states, it is necessary to create a humanitarian corridor in Syria tha Read more
Gulen Meets with Christian and Jewish Leaders to Advocate Dialogue, Tolerance

Gulen Meets with Christian and Jewish Leaders to Advocate Dialogue, Tolerance

Over the years, Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen, honorary president of the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF), has demonstrated the value of interfaith dialogue by meeting with respected religious leaders, including the head o Read more
Panel Declares Violence against Women a 'Global Disease'

Panel Declares Violence against Women a 'Global Disease'

The JWF Women's Platform took part in a recent panel titled "Laws on Violence against Women Presented by Women Judges," which was a side event at the 57th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) held at UN Headquarters i Read more
Ambassadors Series Panel Seeks African Solutions to African Problems

Ambassadors Series Panel Seeks African Solutions to African Problems

JWF and Peace Islands Institute in New York (PIINY) held the first panel in the African Ambassadors Series in New York on February 12, 2014. The series aims to create a space for United Nations diplomats, academics, experts, and civil socie Read more
Women Misrepresented and Misperceived in the Media

Women Misrepresented and Misperceived in the Media

The JWF Women's Platform and Medialog Platform organized a workshop titled "The Media's Perception of Women: Abuse and Recruitment" on March 5 and 6, 2011. The event was held at the Bolu Gazelle Resort Hotel, bringing together journalists, Read more
Women's Empowerment Key for Development, Istanbul Summit Concludes

Women's Empowerment Key for Development, Istanbul Summit Concludes

An international summit in Istanbul, titled "Women's Perspective on the Post-2015 Development Agenda," has called for women's empowerment as a condition for sustainable development. The summit was held in Istanbul on May 31 - June 1, 2014. Read more
1st Abant Platform Meeting Addresses Islam and Secularism

1st Abant Platform Meeting Addresses Islam and Secularism

The first Abant Platform meeting, titled "Islam and Secularism," was held in Bolu, Turkey, on July 17-19, 1998. It was attended by Turkish scholars and intellectuals of different political tendencies. Read more
Conference Mobilizes Civil Society for Building Peace

Conference Mobilizes Civil Society for Building Peace

An international conference, titled "Geneva Peace Conference: Mobilizing Civil Society for Building Peace," will be held by JWF at the UN office in Geneva. NGOs, media representatives, religious leaders, politicians, and educational workers Read more
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October
An international conference, titled "Geneva Peace Conference: Mobilizing Civil Society for Building Peace," will be held by JWF at the UN office in Geneva. NGOs, media representatives, religious leaders, politicians, and educational workers from around the world are expected to attend.
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October
Numerous institutions throughout the world work to introduce and share Turkish culture abroad. One important example is the Mangfoldhuset Foundation, located in Norway's capital of Oslo. On October 11, 2014, they hosted an interfaith and intercultural event to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
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September
Education has been the centerpiece of the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda. During the evaluation period of the Millennium Development Goals, it was clear that even though the number of children attending schools significantly increased, the higher education they received did not meet the standards of contemporary world and labor markets.
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July
On July 8, 2014, JWF and the Peace Islands Institute organized a discussion panel on the effects of education on the United Nations' sustainable development goals. The panel was part of the 2nd session of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the UN Headquarters in New York.
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