The Journalists and Writers Foundation, with its Women’s Platform, will undertake the Istanbul Summit 2015 entitled “Women as the Beneficiaries and Actors of Humanitarian Action”.

  • Aim, Objectives and Expected Outcome

    Aim: To raise awareness of the international community to the plight of the refugees and displaced persons in the war torn areas, especially in the Middle East, by emphasizing the special condition of woman refugees and displaced persons.

    Expected Outcome: It is expected that field accounts by specialized CSOs as well as UN’s specialized bodies’ theoretical and technical inputs would provide a framework for a renewed awareness this issue.

  • Date

    May 9-10, 2015

  • Venue

    To be announced.

  • Participation

    Istanbul Summit is open to all CSOs women representatives, academics, specialists and journalists. For those wishing to attend please register to a session of interest at http://istanbulsummit.org/index.php/registration.

    Registration Fee: $100 registration fee covers opening ceremony and sessions attendance, lunches, break refreshments and Bosphorus Cruise event. Registration fee does not cover transportation expenses or hotel accommodations. Reduced hotel rates are available.

  • Languages

    The working language will be in English. There will be simultaneous interpretation to Turkish, Russian and French on the opening & closing ceremonies and sessions.

  • Transportation

    Round-trip shuttle service is provided from the surrounding hotels to the Congress Center.

  • Visa

    Please be informed that some foreign nationals will require a visa to enter Turkey. You are encouraged to check http://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ to see if they are required a Turkish visa. In case you will have a connecting flight you might want to check if you will need a transit visa connection.

  • Insurance

    The participants are expected to have for their own insurances and shall be responsible to cover expenses related to medical treatment, etc.

  • Name Badges

    Name badges are distributed upon on-site registration. Please make sure to bring your badge to all events and meals.

  • General Information about Istanbul and Turkey

    You can find some useful information about Istanbul and Turkey at this page.

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