DI Joins "Test Me, Treat Me" DR-TB Manifesto Campaign
Defend International is pleased to
inform its members and friends that it has joined the "Test Me, Treat
Me" DR-TB Manifesto campaign. We encourage our
members and friends to raise awarene... Read More ...
DI Calls For An End To FGM
the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation
would like to reiterate my call for an end to this harmful practice. We,
in Defend International, reite... Read More ...
Ms. Peters' Analysis on Lessons Learned in Australia About Gun Controls
In a new
article published in the Guardian, Ms. Rebecca Peters, Defend International
supporter and friend, provided an analysis on the lessons learned in Australia
about gun control. "Stricter gu... Read More ...
Dr Akrawi Awarded For Bridging Gap Between Civilizations
Akrawi, President of Defend International, has been awarded by the National Organization
for Future Generations, based in Algeria, to thank her for being a passionate
advocate of bridgin... Read More ...
DI 2013: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
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 Dece... Read More ...
DEFEND INTERNATIONAL (DI) is a non governmental organ devoted to defending human rights and to conducting medical research. It works to stop violations of human rights, especially in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It forms a
worldwide community of DI defenders with members, activists, friends and
subscribers in every part of the world.
Defend International is Devoted to Human Rights and Medical Research;
Defend International Promotes Peace and Democracy...
International (DI) is hereby announcing the launch of the worldwide
campaign "Save The Yazidis: The World Has To Act Now" to
raise awareness about the tragedy of the Yazidis (also known as Ezidi and Yezidi*) in Sinjar and the
humanitarian emergency that continues to unfold.
plight of the Yazidis is a humanitarian tragedy, and we want to make sure that the victims are not forgotten, protected legally, fully assisted and compensated fairly," said Dr.
Widad Akrawi, co-founder of Defend International.
DI is alarmed over the humanitarian tragedy in Iraq and urges the
international community to intervene with urgency. "Militants seem to be involved in acts that may constitute crimes against humanity and/or crimes against human diversity, and such acts must be investigated immediately" said DI co-founder Dr. Widad Akrawi.
DI calls on
countries that may be involved in supporting IS militias to reevaluate their position to prevent that the crisis leads to devastating, far-reaching and
potentially disastrous consequences.
Today is the first-ever UN World Day
against Human Trafficking. A day to show your solidarity. It is estimated that
about 2.5 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery. Defend International urges all its
members, supporters and friends to give hope to victims of human trafficking!
We need you to join #igivehope campaign to give voice to the voiceless!
Defend International, Dr Widad Akrawi, is supporting a global civil society
initiative to help strengthen protection for the environment and those who
depend on it.
In the preface she wrote for the
publication "Pollution Politics: power, accountability and toxic remnants of
war" she expresses that "toxic remnants of war may likely be associated
with the risk of birth defects, the risk of developing certain forms of cancer,
or may adversely affect the neurological development of children and the
reproductive processes of humans and animals... Across the world, the lack of
accountability for the harm to the environment and public health caused by
conflict and military activities undermines global efforts to help fragile
countries recover from armed conflicts." Conclusively, she encourages the international community to
collaboratively and efficiently solve this long-neglected problem.
Mr. Muhammad Asif Noor, an energetic member of Defend International, has
been appointed as Book Ambassador 2014 in Pakistan.
DI congratulates Mr. Noor
and wishes success with his new responsibilities. "We wish Mr. Noor every
success in his new role and we are certain that he will accomplish whatever he
sets out to do," said DI President Dr Widad Akrawi today.
International (DI) is pleased to announce the launch of the campaign Clean
Cooking Solutions in the MENA region to raise awareness among women
and girls in the Middle East and North Africa region about the
dangers of relying on inefficient cookstoves and fuels that have a
huge impact on human health in the region.
DI is partner of the Global
Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, an initiative led by the United
Nations foundation to mobilize high-level national and donor
commitments toward the goal of universal adoption of clean cookstoves
a new article our colleague Dr. Ian Kearns, co-founder and Director of
the European Leadership Network, which works to advance the idea
of a cooperative and cohesive Europe, presented an important analysis on the current
crisis in the Ukraine. As the debate on how to respond to the Russian
annexation of Crimea rages, Dr. Kearns argues that the West needs to get
beyond sanctions to a more nuanced policy aimed at bringing Putin to the
response to the current crisis means thinking beyond sanctions,"
said Dr. Kearns. "It means using a more nuanced mix of instruments to deny
Putin opportunities in Europe while pursuing a dialogue with him about
cooperation in the interests of all."
Defend Internationalis a partner of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a public-private initiative led by the United Nations Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women and preserve the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean cooking solutions. Learn more at www.cleancookstoves.org.