Presentation of Dr Edit Schlaffer, social scientist and founder of Women without Borders in Vienna, Austria in 2002
Author: Dr. Edit Schlaffer
Founder, Women without Borders/ Sisters Against Violent Extremism
Dr. Edit Schlaffer is a social scientist and founder of Women without Borders in Vienna, Austria in 2002. In 2008, she launched the Sisters Against Violent Extremism (SAVE) campaign, focusing on the security arena, on a research-based, family-centered counter-radicalization platform and the Mothers School Model, equipping mothers to recognize and respond to early warning signs of radicalization in their young adolescents in different countries. In 2015, Schlaffer received the Aenne Burda Award for Creative Leadership and the Soroptimist International of Europe Peace Prize. Schlaffer advocates for the importance of an integrated prevention approach to counter-radicalization, embedded in civil society.