Dr. Widad Akreyi, a multiple award-winner for her human rights activities and co-founder of Defend International, welcomes the opening of the first Armenian church in Erbil and asks regional leaders to respect the rights of Christians in the MENA region and protect them from religious persecution.
Dr. Widad Akreyi, co-founder of Defend International, urges world leaders to help put an end to the ongoing campaign of Turkization and Arabization in Afrin, to pressure Turkey to immediately pull out of the Kurdish province and to vow that justice will be served.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Dr. Widad Akreyi says “Justice and equality are human rights. To bring about the change we desire, we must safeguard our rights in our respective communities, where people from all genders, backgrounds, ethnicities, lifestyles and belief systems can come together to form global champions for gender equality.”
Dr. Widad Akreyi, a multi award-winning peace-builder and co-founder of Defend International, condemns prejudice and calls on you to join us and unite against anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred.
Defend International is pleased to inform its members and supporters that they can register to participate in International Metropolis Conference, scheduled to take place from 24 to 28 June 2018 in Canada.
Sign the People’s Declaration to mainstream Peace Education! Defend International is asking its members and friends to sign the “People’s Declaration for Mainstreaming Peace Education.”
In an article published in the summer 2018 issue of the UNESCO-APCEIU’s publication SangSaeng, Dr. Widad Akreyi, co-founder of Defend International, opened up about her childhood experiences and why she decided to dedicate her life to the service of humanity from a very young age.