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01. April 2014

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Women in the World Summit

Edit Schlaffer at the Women in the World Summit, New York, April 3-5 2014

For the fifth year Tina Brown Media Live is co-hosting the spectacular Women in the World Summit at New York's Lincoln Theatre, Center stage. The summit will present the professional accomplishments and personal testimonies of 119 inspiring women of consequence: from students, artists and young activists to high ranking government officials.

The program will be launched on Thursday April 3, 2014 at 6.30pm-8.30pm, New York time, (EDT) with a stellar line up including well-known figures such as Meryl Streep, Actress, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women, Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund, the Rt. Hon. David Miliband, International Rescue Committee, as well as the Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

This year, Dr Edit Schlaffer will present the work and vision of Sisters Against Violent Extremism (SAVE) and our pioneering Mothers School model which empowers mothers to recognize and react to early warning signs of potential radicalization. Together with Vicky Ibrahim, whose own son was radicalized, Edit speaks out on women’s powerful role in peacebuilding. By safeguarding their children and strengthening family communications, mothers can support security – right from their home.

See the segment on April 4, 2014 in the morning:


Dr. Edit Schlaffer,
Founder and Executive Director, Women without Borders/SAVE

Vicky Ibrahim,
Campaigner and Mother of Andrew, convicted under the Terrorist Act

MODERATED BY: Cynthia McFadden, Senior Legal and Investigative Correspondent, NBC News

Click here for a slide show of all the participants and their bios: Women in the World Summit 2014 gallery of participants

Join us and watch the Women in the Word Summit LIVE on The Daily Beast website ( from Thursday, April 3, at 6.30pm.


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