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.

Announcements

Hillary Clinton praises SAVE

In remarks at the Special Operations Command Gala Dinner

Films

Peace Starts at Home: Men Included!

Uniting India’s Men to Counter Domestic Violence

Events | WwB

‘This Was Not Our War – Bosnian Women Reclaiming Peace’

A book discussion with author Swanee Hunt

Conferences

The Way Out; Women Know How!

Launching the ‘Mothers for Change’ campaign and the first Sisters Against Violent Extremism (SAVE) network train-the-trainers workshop

Publications

Can Mothers Challenge Extremism?

One thousand mothers' perceptions of and attitudes towards radicalisation and violent extremism across five affected countries

Press by WwB

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

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