Panel Discusses Achievements and Challenges in Afghan Girls' Education

Panel Discusses Achievements and Challenges in Afghan Girls' Education

Working alongside Peace Islands Institute New York (PIINY) and the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the UN, the JWF Women's Platform co-organized a panel on the achievements and challenges of girls' education in Afghanistan. The event to Read more
Domestic Violence Panels Probe the Roles of Law and Faith

Domestic Violence Panels Probe the Roles of Law and Faith

Representatives of the JWF Women's Platform spoke on religious and legal aspects of gender violence at two panels held as side events during the 57th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) on March 13 and 14, 2013, at U Read more
1914-Peace-2014 Series Commemorates WWI through Dialogue

1914-Peace-2014 Series Commemorates WWI through Dialogue

1914-Peace-2014 is an inter-religious and intercultural series of events marking the centennial anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. The series kicked off its first event with a lecture by Dr. Fuat Sanac, President of the Isl 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
Arabs, Turks Attempt to Redefine Arab Uprisings, Political Trajectories

Arabs, Turks Attempt to Redefine Arab Uprisings, Political Trajectories

Turkish and Arab intellectuals discussed the uncertain political trajectories of post-revolution Arab states in a southeastern Turkish city on the border with Syria, a country that has put Turkey's assertive foreign policy to a difficult te Read more
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
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
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 Speaks Out against Domestic Violence at UN Women's Event

JWF Speaks Out against Domestic Violence at UN Women's Event

JWF's Women's Platform gave a statement at the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57), a UN Women's event held at UN Headquarters in New York from March 4 to 15, 2013, to eliminate and prevent all forms of violen Read more
Political Academy Calls Attention to Women in Politics

Political Academy Calls Attention to Women in Politics

Dr. Semiha Topal, a representative from the Journalists and Writers Foundation’s (JWF) Women's Platform, gave a speech on "The Role of NGOs in Creating Women's Political Identity" at the Academy of Sciences organized by Istanbul Aydin Uni 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
Education Hailed as Solution to Unrest in Middle East

Education Hailed as Solution to Unrest in Middle East

The 11th Abant Platform, whose theme was "Global Policies and the Future of the Middle East," took place in Bolu, Turkey, on July 14-15, 2006. The final declaration prepared by the Abant committee stressed the importance of education as the 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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