Journalist and Writers Foundation

Journalists and Writers Foundation

Journalists and Writers Foundation(JWF), was established by a group of distinguished writers, scholars, and journalists in 1994 to contribute to peaceful coexistence and dialogue by bringing together intellectuals from all political spectrums with different cultural, religious, ethnic and ideological backgrounds that belong to the many diverse disciplines in science, religion, philosophy, politics, and art. Its mission is to look for ways of building a common living space based on reconciliation and mutual respect. Currently, there are six different platforms under the Foundation; each platform specializes in different aspects of building dialogue. These include the Abant Platform, Dialogue Eurasia, the Medialog Platform, the Intercultural Dialogue Platform, and the Women’s Platform. There is also a Research Centre. To carry its national mission in the international arena, the JWF holds General Consultative Status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council, being the first and only institution to achieve this status in Turkey.

The Women’s Platform

The Women’s Platform was founded in 2009 and aims to promote dialogue and peacebuilding at the local and global scale, by forming democratic grounds for the free and fair discussion of prevailing problems, including the disintegration of the family institution, gender-based discrimination in various areas, the humanitarian crisis in conflict zones, and highlighting the role of women in peace building, as well as maintaining and improving peace.

The Abant Platform

The Abant Platform aims to promote democratic engagement by providing an intellectual forum for expanding social consensus and the coexistence of society`s rich cultural resources within a peaceful environment. At the core of the Platform is the Abant Meetings, a venue for debate that highlights different perspectives on the solutions to common challenges and also the fundamental human values that participants share.“Abant Meetings” which take up world’s most striking social and political issues have continued on a regular basis since 1998.

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