Defend International co-founder Dr. Widad was invited as a gust speaker to an event held at Falster Hotel by Rotary International in Denmark.
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Dedicating Life to Human Rights
On 21 April 2008 at 6 pm, Dr. Widad was a gust speaker during a seminar organised by Rotary International and held in Nykobing Falster, Denmark. The seminar was attended by members of the Rotary International in Nykobing F, alongside the members of Nykobing F Vestensborg club.
The title of the session was “Dedicating Life to Human Rights”. Dr. Widad talked about violations of human rights in Iraq under the previous regime and drew attention to the importance of upholding and complying with human rights and fundamental freedoms. Defend International is involved in various activities that encourage interest in human rights; it holds lectures and discussions. After the seminar the participants exchanged views on human rights, international security, the role of NGOs and international community, as well as human rights in China and elsewhere.
It bears noting that Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world .
There are over 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service – in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world .