Next week civil society in Norway and Denmark will join 70 countries around the world to mark the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence. Defend International is calling on national leaders to push for a strong and effective Arms Trade Treaty through the United Nations.
Defend International, Unge for Menneskerettigheder Danmark & IANSA are pleased to invite you to event: 2008 Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence: Effect of Guns on Women’s Lives. The event will take place in Copenhagen on 5 June 2008. The guest speaker is the Danish author Ms. Lillian Simonsen.
A child suffering from leukaemia wasn’t able to receive proper treatment in Iraq. Defend International contacted His Majesty in Jordan and asked for his help, and thanks to Jordan’s generosity she is now on the road to recovering. In a formal letter, Dr. Widad Akreyi extended her heartfelt thanks to His majesty King Abdullah II.
Defend International co-founder Dr Widad was invited as a gust speaker to an event held at Falster Hotel by Rotary International in Denmark. She talked about violations of human rights in Iraq under the previous regime and drew attention to the importance of upholding and complying with human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Co-founder of Defend International, Dr Widad, attended the 52nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York, from 25 February to 7 March 2008. DI is committed to gender equality, women’s empowerment and human rights, and therefore DI representatives joined thousands of other attendees from around the globe.