Turkish and Syrian Journalists Unite at Workshop

Turkish and Syrian Journalists Unite at Workshop

Turkish and Syrian journalists met at a recent workshop organized by JWF's Medialog Platform. The program included presentations and exchanges of ideas, noting that in spite of political divisions between Turkey and Arab countries after the Read more
JWF & NYIT Host Conference on Democratization in the Middle East

JWF & NYIT Host Conference on Democratization in the Middle East

As part of the New York Institute of Technology's (NYIT) "The Year of Turkey," JWF and NYIT hosted an international conference on April 28, 2014, at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. The conference was titled "Challenges to Democratization i 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
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 Holds Introductory Dinner for Turkish Press Members in NYC

JWF Holds Introductory Dinner for Turkish Press Members in NYC

JWF officials met with members of the Turkish press for an introductory dinner in New York on April 27, 2013. Huseyin Hurmali, Secretary-General of JWF's Abant Platform, discussed JWF's milestones, including gaining general consultative sta Read more
JWF Hosts EU Roundtable Meeting

JWF Hosts EU Roundtable Meeting

The roundtable meeting of the European Union (EU) Delegation was held by the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) at the Sheraton Hotel in Ankara on January 25th, 2013. Read more
Soccer Match Raises Money for Children's Education in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Soccer Match Raises Money for Children's Education in Bosnia-Herzegovina

By the time the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina ended in 1995, more than 100,000 people had lost their lives, and moral and material destruction was widespread. In the wake of this tragedy, the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) organized a 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
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
Parenting Seminar Explores Family Dynamics

Parenting Seminar Explores Family Dynamics

The Positive Parenting and Family Mediation seminar was held jointly by the Journalists and Writers Foundation's Women's Platform and Anafen Schools, with support from the UNICEF-accredited World Day of Prayer and Action for Children. 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
EU Discusses Gezi Park and Freedom of Expression

EU Discusses Gezi Park and Freedom of Expression

Recent developments in Turkey set the agenda for the second "Speak Up!" conference titled "Freedom of Expression and Media in the Western Balkans and Turkey." The event was organized by the European Commission in Brussels on June 20, 2013. Read more
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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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JWF's recent statement on Afghan girls' access to education is now available on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) website. The statement was submitted as part of the 26th session of the Human Rights Council, which took place in Geneva on June 10-27, 2014.
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This weekend, JWF hosted the 33rd Abant Platform meeting, titled "Turkey's Direction," to discuss the country's future. The meeting was attended by 120 intellectuals from around the world, including scholars, journalists, NGO leaders, and former politicians. The event took place on June 20-22, 2014, in Turkey's northwestern town of Akcakoca.
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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 event took place on June 11, 2014, at the UN Office in Geneva, Switzerland.
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