The Journalist and Writers Foundation (JWF) is a non-governmental organization in general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). JWF 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, Dialogue Eurasia (DA) Platform, Intercultural Dialogue Platform (IDP), Medialog Platform, and Women’s Platform. 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.
In 1994, the Rwanda genocide killed over half a million people including about three quarters of the Tutsi population.