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 narrative to violent extremism.

Opening remarks will be given by Ursula Plassnik, Special Envoy of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Member of the Austrian Parliament. Carla Goldstein, director of the Women’s Institute at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, will inroduce and moderate the presentation. Each speaker pair will discuss their experiences with violent extremism in conversation with Edit Schlaffer.


Farah from Pakistan

Dewirini Anggraeni and Hayati Eka Laksmi from Indonesia

Nadia al-Saqqaf from Yemen

Esther Ibanga and Khadija Gambo Hawajah from Nigeria

Robi Damelin from Israel and Seham Abu Awwad from Palestine

Shaimaa AbdelFattah from Egypt

These presentations will highlight the incredible potential of women, and especially mothers, to challenge and overcome violent extremist actions and ideologies.

This Mothers MOVE Panel Presentation will take place within the framework of the Mothers MOVE conference, held from June 6-8 in Vienna, Austria, to bring together mothers, activists, and experts from all over the world to exchange best practices and to strategize on the way forward.

To download the PDF Invitation, please visit the SAVE website. Follow SAVEalerts on Twitter, using the hashtag #MMOVE for updates on this event.

RSVP to by June 6.


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