On the occasion of 2018 International Women’s Day, Dr. Widad Akreyi, co-founder of Defend International, pledges to every woman and girl that we will stand up for their rights and fight for peace and justice.
Turn up the love and turn down guns! Defend International is asking its members and friends to join the Gun Free Valentine Campaign that will take place from February 14th to March 8th.
Defend International has launched the worldwide campaign “Save Afrin: The World Has To Act Now” to raise awareness about the humanitarian crisis that threatens the residents and refugees alike.
Defend International is pleased to inform its members and supporters that they can apply to participate in the March 2018 Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Short Course hosted by the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
Defend International is concerned about reports of the excessive use of force against demonstrators and calls on Iranian authorities to respect their demands and protect their physical and psychological integrity. Furthermore, we call on world leaders and NGOs to support the protesters and echo our calls to the Iranian authorities.
Dr. Widad Akreyi, co-founder of Defend International, was presented with the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award by Bishop Thomas Zinkula. She became the youngest recipient of the Pacem in Terris Award and the first Pacem honouree to meet the mayor of Davenport and to be presented with the Davenport medal.
Our members and supporters can register to attend the webinar entitled “Building Inclusive Cities: What is a Welcoming Standard?” hosted by Cities of Migration on October 30th and 31st.