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DI Calls For An End To FGM

Today is the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). I would like to reiterate my call for an end to this harmful practice. We, in Defend International, reite...
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Dr Akrawi Awarded For Bridging Gap Between Civilizations

Dr. Widad Akrawi, President of Defend International, has been awarded by the National Organization for Future Generations, based in Algeria, to thank her for being a passionate advocate of bridgin...
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DI 2013: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Defend International has joined over 5,000 NGOs from over 150 countries around the globe to mark the 16 Days of Activisim Against Gender Based Violence, which starts on November 25 and ends on Dece...
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DI Reiterates its Commitment Towards a Global Ban on Use of Cluster Munitions

Defend International marks the 5th anniversary of the Convention on Cluster Munitions Signing Conference in Oslo by having candle-lit vigils spilling "CCM 5" in Oslo and throughout the MENA region. C...
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DI Celebrated Norwegian Women's Suffrage Centenary

A delegation of Defend International attended the International Conference: Women, Power and Politics - The Road to Sustainable Democracy at the Radisson Blue Scandinavia Hotel on ...
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Welcome to Defend International
Written by Defend International   
Tuesday, 26 June 2007

DEFEND INTERNATIONAL (DI) is a non governmental organ devoted to defending human rights and to conducting medical research. It works to stop violations of human rights, especially in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It forms a worldwide community of DI defenders with members, activists, friends and subscribers in every part of the world.


Defend International is Devoted to Human Rights and Medical Research;

Defend International Promotes Peace and Democracy...

through Cultural Relations and Diplomacy;

Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 November 2013 )
Dr Kearns' Analysis on Current Crisis in Ukraine
Written by DI Media Committee   
Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Crisis in Ukraine
Crisis in Ukraine
In a new article our colleague Dr. Ian Kearns, co-founder and Director of the European Leadership Network, which works to advance the idea of a cooperative and cohesive Europe, presented an important analysis on the current crisis in the Ukraine. As the debate on how to respond to the Russian annexation of Crimea rages, Dr. Kearns argues that the West needs to get beyond sanctions to a more nuanced policy aimed at bringing Putin to the negotiating table.


"A strategic response to the current crisis means thinking beyond sanctions," said Dr. Kearns. "It means using a more nuanced mix of instruments to deny Putin opportunities in Europe while pursuing a dialogue with him about cooperation in the interests of all."

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 March 2014 )
DI Joins "Test Me, Treat Me" DR-TB Manifesto Campaign
Written by DI Medical Research Team   
Monday, 24 March 2014

Image Defend International is pleased to inform its members and friends that it has joined the "Test Me, Treat Me" DR-TB Manifesto campaign.


We encourage our members and friends to raise awareness about the campaign and to sign the DR-TB Manifesto. We recommend everyone to follow the THREE ways specified below.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 March 2014 )
Ms. Peters' Analysis on Lessons Learned in Australia About Gun Controls
Written by DI Media Committee   
Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Ms. Rebecca Peters
Ms. Rebecca Peters
In a new article published in the Guardian, Ms. Rebecca Peters, Defend International supporter and friend, provided an analysis on the lessons learned in Australia about gun control.

"Stricter gun control laws save lives," said Ms. Peters. "After our own mass murder, Australia didn't ban guns, but we passed stronger regulations. Gun deaths dropped dramatically."

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 25 March 2014 )



DI & Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Defend International is a partner of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a public-private initiative led by the United Nations Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women and preserve the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean cooking solutions. Learn more at www.cleancookstoves.org.


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