DI is alarmed over the humanitarian tragedy in Iraq and urges the international community to intervene with urgency. “Militants seem to be involved in acts that may constitute crimes against humanity and/or crimes against human diversity, and such acts must be investigated immediately” said Dr. Widad.
Today is the first-ever UN World Day against Human Trafficking. A day to show your solidarity. Defend International urges its members, supporters and friends to give hope to victims of human trafficking! We need you to join #igivehope campaign to give voice to the voiceless!
Defend International is launching the campaign Clean Cooking Solutions in the MENA region to raise awareness among women and girls in the Middle East and North Africa region about the dangers of relying on inefficient cookstoves and fuels that have a huge impact on human health in the region.
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.
Dr. Widad has called on the international community to assist the Syrian population in this time of need, urging “countries to help all communities in Syria so that they can engage in a constructive dialogue that would hopefully resolve the conflict peacefully, leading ultimately to reconciliation and real reforms.”
Defend International is alarmed by reports that Egypt is currently divided into opponents and supporters of Mr. Morsy. We are deeply concerned that Mr. Morsy is unwilling to respond to concerns of protesters and has rejected the military’s ultimatum. DI calls on the Egyptian leader to solve the country’s political crisis by taking steps aimed at addressing the concerns of protesters.