Defend International supported the International Poetry Prize Castello Di Duino and encouraged its members to participate if they met the qualifications of the conditions of participation as specified in the announcement received from Professor Gabriella Valera Gruber.
DI co-founder Dr. Widad traveled to New York City to attend the United Nations 62nd General Assembly. She took part in numerous bilateral and multilateral meetings with government delegates and NGO representatives.
Defend International expresses its appreciation for the united efforts worldwide to address violence at all levels. We are committed to spreading a culture of peace – a culture based on human rights, dialogue, democracy and non-violence values that are much-needed nationally and globally.
DI Defender Mr. Na’eem Ali Ibrahim was leading a demonstration in Iraq on behalf of Defend International, calling for the protection of Iraqi lawyers in the city of Karbala. DI to launch a campaign aimed at saving the Iraqi academics from attacks, threats and assassinations.
A delegation from Defend International participated in the 2007 Women’s Conference in Germany. Dr Widad presented an in-depth analysis of key issues related to violence against women and provided a comprehensive strategy on how to tackle these challenges particularly in the MENA region.