Widad is one of Scandinavia’s most successful female human rights and peace activists. She is the co-founder of Defend International – an NGO devoted to peace, democracy, diplomacy, human rights and health research.
In addition to being recognized in the field of global health, she has also been accredited as observer and participant in major United Nations meetings and other international conferences. The Danish author has built her reputation as a human rights defender and peace advocate on experience, patience and determination in defending and supporting people whose rights are threatened or violated in one way or another. She considers herself an international citizen and has facilitated a series of innovative projects aimed at promoting a culture of peace and coexistence. The success of her endeavours resulted in her being awarded the 2014 International Pfeffer Peace Award for her worldwide efforts in support of peace and justice and the prestigious ‘Special Prize’ for bridging gap between civilisations.