Here’s an invitation to turn up the music to turn down the hate. Defend International is asking its members and friends to join a special worldwide singing event called the Concert Across the World to End Gun Violence that will take place from September 21st to 24th.
Defend International condemns the Barcelona terror attack, calling it an attack on the principles and values that have shaped our communities.
We are pleased to inform our members and supporters that they can register to participate in the webinar “Refugees Jobs Agenda – Entrepreneurship Offers Employment Pathways” hosted by Hire Immigrants, Cities of Migration and Bertelsmann Stiftung on August 3rd.
July 9th was the International Gun Destruction Day – a UN campaign held every year to reflect on the effects of small arms, and to call for surpluses to be destroyed responsibly rather than stockpiled. Defend International members and its partners have urged government officials to destroy their surplus weapons and ammunition stocks.
This year’s Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence will take place from June 5th to 12th. We ask our members to (1) express their concern about gun violence in order to stimulate discussion of national positions on key issues as States prepare for RevCon3, and to (2) call their relevant government officials to provide greater control of small arms and take serious steps to end illicit trade in conventional weapons.