Bringing together courageous and determined women.

  • About

    Women without Borders (WwB) is an international nonprofit organisation headquartered in Vienna that translates original research into action. Since its inception in 2001, WwB has been strengthening the global female talent pool, building resilience through whole-of-community approaches, and bringing impactful stories to the attention of the world. Our pioneering peacebuilding strategies influence regional, national, and international policy every day.

  • Philosophy

    Women without Borders puts research into practice through community-based strategies that combine theory with grassroots fieldwork. Our governing philosophy is to support and inspire women and communities in the process of moving from victimhood towards agency, the world over.

  • Mission

    Women without Borders is on a mission to Change the World. We work from the bottom up to empower the female leaders of tomorrow at the individual, community, and global levels.

  • Focus

    Women without Borders focuses on Female Leadership, Capacity Building, Gender Based Violence, Cultural Dialogue, and Preventing Violent Extremism.


WwB Founder and Executive Director Edit Schlaffer Honored by Women’s eNews

Women's eNews Announces Its 21 Leaders for the 21st Century


MotherSchools Luton

Meet Dr. Nazia

Events | WwB

Peace Starts at Home!

Women without Borders takes a stand against gender-based violence in India


The Lure of Syria

Affected mothers from six countries share their stories and develop new security strategies with PVE stakeholders


This is Who We Are!

Young Muslim Men in Austria

Press by WwB

Mothers of Extremists: The Unlikely Allies for a New Female Security Paradigm

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