EVENT in MARCH 8th: Global Mothers Security Exchange

08. March 2016 11:0013:00
Ringturm, 20th floor, Schottenring 30, Vienna

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Women without Borders presents the Mothers School Against Extremism model. Female activists and community leaders from Belgium, England, Sweden, Niger ...


Edit Schlaffer with Munye, whose daughter was lured to Syria, onstage at the Women in the World Summit 2015

One mother's fight to bring her daughter back from jihad

23. April 2015

When her daughter disappeared last spring, an unthinkable nightmare began for Saida Munye. She knew her daughter had fled the family home in Sweden with a man she loved. The man was a terrorist from ISIS. Munye ...

Edit, Yassin and Saida at WITW 2015


INVITATION - The Lure of Syria: Working with Mothers for Strategies and Solutions

A panel presentation with mothers whose sons and daughters became radicalized and chose to travel to Syria

09. December 2014 18:00
Media Tower, Meeting Point 15th floor, Taborstrasse 1-3, 1020 Vienna

Women without Borders / SAVE the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection and the U.S. Embassy Vienna invite you to an extraordinary panel presentation featuring the testimonies ...


Women in the World Summit 2014

Every Terrorist has a Mother

03. April 2014

From April 3-4 2014 Edit Schlaffer joined the Women of the World Summit, a spectacular event in New York´s Lincoln Theatre which was co-hosted by Tina Brown Media Live. Edit Schlaffer presented the work ...

vicky and edit on stage©Women in the World Summit


Can Mothers Stop Terrorism?

- Voices from the First Line of Defense

10. December 2013
Ringturm (Schottenring 30, 1010 Wien)

  In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we kindly invite you to a Women without Borders / SAVE Panel Presentation! Tuesday, December 10th, 7 pm Women and especially mothers are strategically placed ...

Ringturm, Vienna


Aus-gebildet? - Aus-geblendet?

09. January 2013
Festsaal der Diplomatischen Akademie Wien, Favoritenstraße 15a 1040 Wien

Quer durch Europa gibt es eine wachsende Anzahl von Jugendlichen, die weder eine weiterführende Schule besucht, noch in einem Lehrverhältnis steht oder eine Arbeitsstelle hat. Besonders ...

Ausgebildet, Ausgeblendet? 2


Women Rising: Tackling Key Challenges in Zanzibar and Somalia

20. November 2012 16:00 - 26. November 201216:00
Amerika Haus, Friedrich Schmidt Platz 2, 1010 Vienna

WOMEN WIHTOUT BORDERS/SAVE, SWI AND THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA cordially invite you to Women Rising: Tackling Key Challenges in Zanzibar and Somalia a talk and discussion with Shadya ...

Teamshaping © WwB


Edit Schlaffer to speak at Womenetics Leadership Conference

Leading Women Role Models to Speak at Atlanta Conference

04. Oktober 2012

Womenetics is bringing together phenomenal women leaders from around the world to show why women mean business at the 2012 Global Women’s Initiative in Atlanta, USA. These fantastic speakers will ...

Dr. Edit Schlaffer


Women & Power Conference

Omega Institute, NY

21. September 2012 - 23. September 2012

Dr. Edit Schlaffer, Founder and Executive Director of Women without Borders/SAVE, will soon be speaking at the Women & Power conference at the Omega Institute in New York! Dr. Schlaffer will be ...

Omega Institute


Women Of One Fabric Launch and Workshop in New York

15. September 2012 - 16. September 2012

In partnership with Tuesday’s Children, SAVE—Sisters Against Violent Extremism will ran the very first Women of One Fabric workshop in Irvington, NY, as the primary stage of a global solidarity ...


DLDWomen 2012: New Rules, New Values

Executive Director Edit Schlaffer speaks at international women's conference on SAVE's work

12. July 2012

On July 12th, 2012, Dr. Edit Schlaffer, Founder and Executive Director of Women Without Borders, took the stage at DLDWomen in Munich, Germany, on the theme of "New Rules, New Values." In her ...

DLD Women Edit and Farah Pandith


Peace from the Bottom Up

Ideas and Approaches from the Middle East at the ICSR in London

04. May 2012 14:00 - 10. Mai 201215:00

On May 10th, 2012, The International Centre for the Study of Radicalization (ICSR)  hosted Founder and Executive Director of Women without Borders/SAVE, Dr. Edit Schlaffer, in an event entitled ...

Yossi Mekelberg


YEMEN- A Roundtable Discussion

with Yemeni experts Bilqis Jubari and Mohammed al-Maitami at the Austrian National Bank

21. December 2011

On Wednesday, December 14th, 2011, Women without Borders/SAVE held an expert roundtable at the Austrian National Bank in Vienna with Yemeni experts, Dr. Bilqis Jubari and Dr. Mohammed Al Maitami, entitled ...

Yemen Jubari and Maitami ©Women without Borders


Somali Women Standing up to Violent Extremism

A talk and discussion with Hanan Ibrahim, MBE and Samira Abdule

06. December 2011 18:00
Amerika Haus, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna


Somali women


Can Mothers Stop Terrorism?

Dialogue between Aicha el-Wafi and Abdul Haqq Baker

08. November 2011 18:3020:00

On 8 November 2011, SAVE – Sisters Against Violent Extremism will facilitate a fascinating meeting between Aicha el-Wafi and Abdul Haq Baker at the Paley Center for Media in New York. El-Wafi is the ...

Aicha el Wafi


Post-Revolution Egypt: Inclusive Democracy in the Making

A Journalist’s View

13. Oktober 2011 18:30
Amerika Haus, Friedrich Schmidt Platz 2, 1010 Vienna


S.Amin and E.Schlaffer ©WwB


Die offene Gesellschaft und unsere Angst vor ihr

Brückenbau durch Bildung, Geschlechtergerechtigkeit und Dialog

12. Oktober 2011 14:0018:00
Festsaal der Diplomatischen Akademie, Favoritenstraße 15a, 1040 Wien

Eine Frauen ohne Grenzen Veranstaltung mit Unterstützung des Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur Vorläufiges Programm Anmeldung bis 30. September: Aktuelle ...


Mothers MOVE Panel Presentation

Mothers Opposing Violent Extremism

07. June 2011 19:0021:00
Theatersaal der Akademie der Wissenschaften, Sonnenfelsgasse 19, 1010 Wien

On June 7, 2011, nine mothers will come together to share their inspiring stories of transforming grief into action, building bridges of reconciliation, and providing civil society with an emerging counter ...


Charity Event - Southern Africa Documentation and Cooperation Centre

For homeless women and children in Cape Town

28. May 2011
EGA: Frauen im Zentrum, Windmühlgasse 26, 1060 Vienna

SADOCC, the Southern Africa Documentation and Cooperation Centre in Vienna works to further relations between Austria and the European Union to member countries of the Southern African Development Community ...

Concert 1


The Women’s Dialogue: India-Pakistan

New Ideas for a New Way Forward

18. January 2011 18:3020:00
Ringturm - Dachgeschoß, Schottenring 30, Vienna 1010

The Federal Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection Mr. Rudolf Hundstorfer and Women without Borders/SAVE invite you to attend: The Women’s Dialogue: India-PakistanNew Ideas ...

Invitation Dialogue 18.01.2011 real


21st Benefit Gala "Wider die Gewalt"

Moderated by Eva Pölzl and Volker Piesczek

15. Oktober 2010
Ronacher Theater

On October 27, 2010, the 21st Benefit Gala "Wider die Gewalt" will take place in the Ronacher Theater. Comedy Hirten Rainhard Fendrich Christine Kaufmann Eva K. Anderson Gregor Glanz Marika ...


W:I.N. Global Leadership Conference

Realizing Visions with Clarity, Enthusiasm and Care

06. Oktober 2010
Paris, France, October 6-8, 2010

The W.I.N. 2010 global leadership conference is the 13th in a series of visionary leadership events that inspire thousands of women, enhance their careers and improve business practices. Be a part ...

W.I.N. Logo


Women without Borders presents Mehru Jaffer

24. September 2010

Mehru Jaffer: The Book of Muhammad - a Journey of Understanding The Book of Muhammad” describes the life of the Prophet and messenger of God, who spent his entire life trying to transcent human pettiness, ...

Mehru Jaffer © Xenia Hausner


“Is Domestic Violence a Cultural Tradition?...and Other Questions About Gender and Migration”

The Embassy of the United States of America and Women without Borders cordially invite you to a talk by Dr. Oliva M. Espin

10. June 2010 18:00
Amerika Haus, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna

Dr. Oliva M. Espin Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Gender Studies Alpen-Adria University, Klagenfurt Department of Women’s Studies, San Diego State University Dr. Oliva M. Espín ...


Against Gender-Based Violence

Men Making Peace

01. June 2010 14:3015:30
Austrian Federal Ministry for Labor, Social Affairs, and Consumer Protection (BMASK)

Peace starts at home, and not on the world stage: project and film presentation. Violence against women is a taboo topic in India; there are almost no facilities in which women can openly speak out ...

Archana Kapoor train the trainers conference may 2010


Women without Borders in Switzerland

20. March 2010
St. Gallen

On March 20th, 2003 the University of Applied Sciences St.Gallen/Switzerland (FHS) invited to the launch of Women without Borders in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Edit Schlaffer represented Women ...

f.l.t.r.: Edit Schlaffer, Elke Jonigkeit, Michael Y. Wiener


Women without Borders and The Parents Circle: Cartoons in Conflict

International Cartoonists for Reconciliation and Peace

01. March 2010 17:00
Foyer, Radisson BLU Palais Hotel (Parkring 16, 1010 Vienna)

Over 40 world renowned artists, including the Pulitzer Prize winners Pat Oliphant and Jim Morrin, Liza Donnelly of the New Yorker, Spain’s El-Roto, and No Rio from Japan, use their cartoons to depict ...

Cartoon for Reconciliation © Liza Donnelly


Pakistan and Yemen in Crisis: Female Voices from the Ground

A panel discussion with Nadia Al-Sakkaf (Yemen) and Arshi Saleem Hashmi (Pakistan)

25. February 2010 18:00
Amerika Haus, Friedrich Schmidt-Platz 1, 1010 Vienna

SAVE - Sisters Against Violent Extremism and the Embassy of the United States of America cordially invite you to “PAKISTAN AND YEMEN IN CRISIS: FEMALE VOICES FROM THE GROUND” A ...

Nadia Al-Sakkaf © N.Al-Sakkaf


SAVE Film Presentation and Discussion at Oxford

19. Oktober 2009 18:00
Brasenose College, Oxford

Sisters Against Violent Extremism unites women against violent extremism: raising awareness, encouraging peaceful alternatives and promoting a global response. SAVE and OxWip will be screening a 13-minute ...


Claiming Power with Smart Power

SAVE Presentation at Oxford

02. Oktober 2009

SAVE: The New Global Sisterhood Against Violent Extremism, a Women without Borders Campaign Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at Oxford University Dr. Edit Schlaffer will present SAVE, the first women's ...


Women & Power: Connecting Across Generations

Edit Schlaffer is invited to present Women without Borders at this OMEGA conference in Rhinebeck, USA

13. September 2009

For the past seven years, Omega’s Women & Power conferences have been attended by thousands of women from around the world. Hailed for their groundbreaking speakers and uplifting community atmosphere, ...


Summer Academy Traunkirchen

Creative magnet for those interested in art

26. July 2009 - 19. September 2009
Traunkirchen, Austria

The Summer Academy Traunkirchen takes place from July 26 to September 19, 2009 at the historical premises of the convent in the local centre. The lecturers of eight classes are wellknown artists Christian ...

Xenia Hausner, Sommerakademi © Xenia Hausner


Women without Borders SAVE presentation at the Alliance of Civilizations in New York

12. June 2009
UN headquarters New York City

Edit Schlaffer presented Women without Borders and SAVE at the Building Meaningful Partnerships for Youth Employment in the Middle East / North Africa seminar organized by the Alliance of Civilizations ...


Panel Discussion and Film Presentation in New York City

Arab Women and the West: The Emerging New Global Sisterhood

08. June 2009 18:30
Austrian Cultural Forum New York City

With Edit Schlaffer, founder and chair of Women without Borders and SAVE – Sisters Against Violent Extremism Manal Omar, program officer and Middle East Expert at the United States Institute ...


The Courage to talk to the Other Side:

Exit Strategies to overcome Violent Extremism

08. May 2009 18:0020:00
Regent´s Park Mosque, 146 Prak Road, London NW87RG

Women without Borders and SAVE (Sisters Against Violent Extremism) invite to: The Courage to talk to the Other Side: Exit Strategies to overcome Violent Extremism Presentation of the film ”Encounter ...

The Courage to talk to the Other Side


SAVE Israel - Palestine

We must give Peace a Chance. Voices from the Israeli-Palestinian Frontline

15. March 2009 18:00
Kunsthalle Wien project space Karlsplatz, Treitlstraße 2, A-1040 Vienna

The Courage to Speak with the Enemies – Voices of Civil Society  Presentation of the documentary ”Encounter Point” and discussion with Robi Damelin from Tel Aviv and ...

Robi Damelin Vienna © Xenia Hausner


Women without Borders present Shirin Ebadi

14. September 2008
Women Included!

Following an invitation by Women without Borders and with assistance by Sonja Wehsely, the women’s town councillor of Vienna, Shirin Ebadi gave a speech in the Wappensaal of the City Hall of Vienna ...

Women Included! Why Women Also Must Shape And Guide Our World


„Summer Academy Traunkirchen“

Creative magnet for those interested in art

03. August 2008 - 13. September 2008
Convent of Traunkirchen, Austria

The Summer Academy Traunkirchen takes place at the first time from August 3 to September 13, 2008 at the historical premises of the convent in the local centre. The Summer Academy Traunkirchen invites ...

Sommerakademie © Erlas


Documentary Films Produced by Arab Women

The Diplomatic Arab Women's Forum proudly presents its Second Event

21. April 2008 - 08. Mai 2008
URANIA cinema

The film festival is taking place on April 21st and 28th and on May 5th and 8th. Presenatiations start at 6pm. Programme: 21st of April, 2008 6:00-8:00 pm: "Women's Chitchat" 52 min. ...

Arab Women in Documentary Films © DAW


The Role of Arab Women in Documentary Films

A cultural evening organised by the Diplomatic Arab Women´s Forum

15. April 2008
Natural History Museum, Burgring 7, 1010 Vienna

Programme 19:00 hrs Entrance 19:15 hrs Welcoming Address by Dr. May Al-Jaser, President 19:30 hrs Keynote Speaker Dr. Magda Wassef , Director of Film Department, Institute du Monde Arabe, Paris ...

Arab Women in Documentary Films © DAW


Panel Discussion: Muslims Combat Fundamentalism to Build a New, Inclusive Europe

Organised by Webster University Vienna in cooperation with Women without Borders

02. April 2008 18:00
Webster University Vienna, Berchtoldgasse 1, 1220 Vienna

Ed Husain, former activist, strategist and recruiter for numerous fundamentalist organizations in Britain and author of the book ‘The Islamist’ in discussion with Maajid Nawaz, director of ...

Ed Husain s/w © Eamonn McCabeLow


Muslims and the West: Living Together - but how?

Diverse Modern Views from European, Asian and North American Muslims

18. Oktober 2007 10:0016:00
Camineum National Library of Vienna, Josefsplatz 1

The Pew Global Attitudes Survey in 2006 found that Muslims living in Europe are generally positive about the conditions in their host country. Topping “their” as well as “our” ...

Shirin Tahir-Kheli ©US State Department


The Tsunami and the Women

Connecting Women and Children for Hope!

08. June 2007 11:30
Kultur Cafe (ORF Radio Kulturhaus, Argentinierstrasse 30a, 1040 Vienna)

Project presentation and screening of the film "Life beyond Tsunami" The Tsunami disaster in December 2004 not only stole human lives and washed away houses and boats, but also swept up rules ...

Auto Venpurusam © Elisabeth Kasbauer


Women against Terror

Matinee for a culture of peace in a climate of fear

22. April 2007 11:00
the Theater in der Josefstadt, Vienna

Tickets: € 8/ €14, Theater in der Josefstadt. Whether between countries, between peoples or within the four walls of our homes, there is no place for terror in the age of knowledge and global ...

Women against Terror © Xenia Hausner


V-Day Vienna 2007 & vienna theatre project present The Vagina Monologues

A production of the vienna theatre project

02. March 2007 19:30 - 03. März 2007
Kosmos Theater, Siebensterngasse 42, 1070 Vienna

Let´s talk about Vagina´s V-Day Vienna 2007 and vienna theatre project present „The Vagina Monologues“ in the Kosmos Theater, Siebensterngasse 42-44, 1070 Vienna on the 2 & ...

vday 2007 logo


Presscocktail: VDay Vienna Campaign 2007 - The Vagina Monologues

Invitation for February 13th 2007

13. February 2007 19:30
Mumokka Bar, Mueseumsquartier, 1070 Vienna

Dear Journalists, Exciting and under new management: Joanna Seidl and Sarah Hayes will be presenting, with their vienna theatre project team “The Vagina Monologues” for the first time ...

vday 2007 logo


Women as Targets - Targeting Women in Afghanistan and Iraq

22. November 2006 18:30
BAWAG PSK Veranstaltungszentrum Hochholzerhof, Seitzergasse 2-4, 1st floor, 1010 Vienna

Women without Borders in cooperation with SWI - the Austrian Foundation for World Population and International Co-operation. Dr. Rajaa al-Khuzai from Baghdad - president of the National Council for ...



Girls Parliament Project Starts In Graz!

Get Involved! EU-Project for Political Education for Girls

12. Oktober 2006 16:00
Info Meeting at the Weddinghall in the City Hall in Graz

On Wednesday, the 12th of October, the Girls Parliament project, financed by the European Union and initiated by Women without Borders, will be started in Graz. This international ...

Girls Parliament Costa Rica


Gender Health from Violence to HIV: Women are Breaking the Silence

26. June 2006 18:00

The Austrian Foundation for World Population and International Cooperation cordially invite you to the Gender Health from Violence to HIV:Women are Breaking the Silence at the Wiener Städtische ...



Charity Bazaar - Palestine

10. May 2006
Bennogasse 8/6, 1080 Vienna

Mrs. Samia Elwazer, spouse of the Palestinian Ambassador in Vienna, has to honour to invite you to a Charity Bazaar. Traditional Palestinian Handicrafts will be presented. Collected money will go to the ...


Building Peace - Empwering Women

Gender Strategies to make UN Security Council Resolution 1325 work

06. April 2006
MUMOK - Museum of Modern Art, Lounge, 8th floor

Sustainable peace requires the full participation of women at all stages of peace processes. Their involvement in decision making and all mechanisms which prevent conflicts and stop war is essential. ...

building peace - empowering women ©OEZA


International Women´s Day 2006

"Different Strokes"

07. March 2006
Haus des Sports Vienna

To celebrate International Women´s Day 2006 we presented the first Women without Borders film „Different Strokes“ on March 7th in cooperation with the Sports Division of the Austrian ...

swimmer © Elisabeth Kasbauer


„Women without Borders“ and International Women´s Solidarity

The Women´s Department of the City of Graz invites you to a presentation with Dr. Edit Schlaffer, Chairwoman of Women without Borders.

07. November 2005 19:00
Cafe Promenade (Burgtor), „Roter Salon“, Graz, Austria.

Is political, economic and personal independence of women possible in a world order dominated by men and affected by patriarchal structures? Does it make sense to establish, support and sustain networks, ...


Swanee Hunt: "This Was Not Our War"

Women without Borders invites you to a book presenation with Swanee Hunt

03. November 2005 15:30
Club Alpha, Stubenbastei 12/14, 1010 Vienna

"This Was Not Our War - Bosnian Women Reclaiming Peace" Swanee Hunt, former US-Ambassador to Austria (1993-1997) is the founder of Inclusive Security: Women waging Peace, an organisation ...

Swanee Hunt


Konferenz - Civil Society Participation in Muslim Countries

30. May 2005
Diplomatic Academy Vienna

On May 30th the Diplomatic Academy Vienna is organising a conference under the title "Civil Society Participation in Muslim Countries. Different Models, a common pattern?". Women without Borders ...

Manal Omar © Stephy Ewers/ Women without Borders



07. May 2005 15:30


Women without Borders celebrate the International Women´s Day 2005

04. March 2005 17:30
Austrian Embassy, New Delhi

Walking into the Future – Female Strategies for Change. Marking the International Womens´s Day on March 8th 2005, Women without Borders organised an event in New Delhi, hosted by the Austrian ...

Podium © Xenia Hausner


Connecting Women and Children for Hope!

05. February 2005

Following the Tsunami disaster on December 26th, 2004, women and children are particularly subject to great pressures: economic, social and psychological. Dr. Neela Valli, the director of the Initiative ...

Neela Valli und Edit Schlaffer im Kreisky Forum © Martina Handler


Women without Borders visits UNIFEM Switzerland/Liechtenstein

24. April 2004

UNIFEM Switzerland/Liechtenstein invited a representative of Women without Borders to their General Assembly 2004 on April 24th in Bern, in order to represent WwB through a lecture. Dr. Jaleh Lackner-Gohari ...

Jaleh Lackner-Gohari © Xenia Hausner


Frauen machen Frieden - Peace is a Gender Issue!

09. March 2004

The Rwandan politician Connie Bwiza Sekamana was a guest of Women without Borders at their International Women's Day Event "Frauen machen Frieden - Peace is a Gender Issue" in the BAWAG Event-Center Hochholzerhof ...

Connie Bwiza Sekamana and Edit Schlaffer on the Panel, The Rounder Girls brought the Spirit