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
Journalists and Writers Foundation Condemns the Deadly School Attack in Pakistan

Journalists and Writers Foundation Condemns the Deadly School Attack in Pakistan

To hear the death of more than 140 people, mostly students in Pakistan as a result of a terrorist attack, is very shocking and saddening. The Journalists and Writers Foundation strongly condemns this atrocity, which is senseless and horrifi Read more
Medialog Calls for Law against Hate Speech and Hate Crimes

Medialog Calls for Law against Hate Speech and Hate Crimes

In a two-day conference on hate speech and hate crime organized by Medialog in Istanbul in October 2013, leading journalists and academics urged the Turkish government to draft a law against defamation, blasphemy, and discrimination while p Read more
Turkish Scholars Aspire to Democratic, Constitutional State at 3rd Abant Meeting

Turkish Scholars Aspire to Democratic, Constitutional State at 3rd Abant Meeting

Scientists and intellectuals in Turkey exchanged ideas at the Abant Platform's third meeting, titled "The Democratic Constitutional State." The event took place in Bolu, Turkey, on July 21-23, 2000. Read more
JWF Rep Selected for UN Open Working Group's Steering Committee

JWF Rep Selected for UN Open Working Group's Steering Committee

Galymzhan Kirbassov, JWF's New York representative to the United Nations (UN), has been selected as a member of a steering committee that will coordinate a discussion panel during the Fifth Session of the UN Open Working Group (OWG) on Sust Read more
Education Conference Identifies Key Aspects of Teacher Training

Education Conference Identifies Key Aspects of Teacher Training

The "Evolution of Teacher Training: International Cooperation and Integration" conference was held on October 24-25 in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. It was jointly organized by the Belarusian State Pedagogical University and the Dialogue E Read more
Africa and Turkey Pledge Further Cooperation Based on Mutual Respect

Africa and Turkey Pledge Further Cooperation Based on Mutual Respect

During the Abant Platform's three-day meeting on June 28-30, participants from both Africa and Turkey agreed to intensify their cooperation based on mutual respect, goodwill, and understanding. 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
'Abant Spirit' Lends Support to Democratic Constitution in Turkey

'Abant Spirit' Lends Support to Democratic Constitution in Turkey

This reflection focuses on the 'Abant spirit' of love, tolerance, dialogue, and sincerity, tracing its development from the first Abant meeting in 1998 to the 15th Abant meeting in November 2007. Read more
UN Official Praises Istanbul Summit, Prioritizes Women's Rights

UN Official Praises Istanbul Summit, Prioritizes Women's Rights

In a recent video message, Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, commended JWF for organizing the Istanbul Summit, an event that features women's perspectives on the UN's post-2015 development agenda. Read more
JWF Focuses on Civil Society Initiatives to Combat Religious Intolerance

JWF Focuses on Civil Society Initiatives to Combat Religious Intolerance

JWF held a panel on Friday, March 14, on "The Importance of Civil Society Initiatives for Combating Religious Intolerance" at the United Nations Office in Geneva. Academics and diplomats attended the panel, which was organized as a side eve Read more
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
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December
To hear the death of more than 140 people, mostly students in Pakistan as a result of a terrorist attack, is very shocking and saddening. The Journalists and Writers Foundation strongly condemns this atrocity, which is senseless and horrific and inflicted unbearable pain on innocent people. The JWF sends sincere…
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November
In consultation with the Focal Point on Family at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the JWF Women's Platform organized "International Family Conference III: International Family Policies" in Istanbul on November 29-30, 2014.
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October
At a United Nations conference organized by the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) on Friday in Geneva, a wide range of participants agreed that global challenges against peace should not lead to apathy, while reiterating their commitment against all kinds of extremism.
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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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JWF Logo 0150x0150 White TextJournalist and Writers Foundation (JWF) is a non-governmental organization in general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). JFW aims to promote peaceful coexistence through dialogue and understanding at global, regional and local levels. Since its establishment in 1994, JWF has organized events promoting peace, tolerance and dialogue. There are five platforms that work under JWF umbrella: Abant Platform, Intercultural Dialogue Platform (IDP), Medialog Platform, Women’s Platform, and Dialogue Eurasia Platform (DAP). Through its activities, JWF has brought together thousands of people from various backgrounds to discuss topics including but not limited to politics, religion, art, philosophy, and science in order to establish common ground and, ultimately, peace. JWF also occasionally holds award ceremonies to support inspirational individuals who contributed to peace and dialogue in their communities. For more information, please visit JWF homepage