Dr. Widad was awarded the 2014 International Pfeffer Peace Award for her worldwide work for peace and justice. Listed as the first Scandinavian citizen, the third European citizen and the first Kurd to receive a Pfeffer Peace Prize, she dedicated her award to the Yazidis, the Christians, and residents of Kobane.
Defend International launches the worldwide campaign “Save The Yazidis: The World Has To Act Now” to raise awareness about the tragedy of the Yazidis and the humanitarian emergency that continues to unfold.
Co-founder of Defend International has been awarded by the Algeria-based National Organization for Future Generations for being a passionate advocate of bridging the gap between cultures, and making valuable contributions to humanity through the creation of a culture of coexistence and harmony.
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 December 10.
Under the slogan “We’ll Run Together For Peace,” nearly seven thousand runners from about 55 countries participated in Erbil International Marathon for Peace on 25 October 2013. Aiming to promote peace and tolerance, DI members participated in this event, and DI coordinator in Kurdistan region did a tremendous job in taking part in arranging and documenting the event.