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.


2015 World Economic Forum Davos

Edit Schlaffer on WwB's 'MotherSchools: Parenting For Peace' Model


MotherSchools Tajikistan

Preventing Violent Extremism by Parenting for Peace

Events | WwB

Somali Women Standing up to Violent Extremism

A Women without Borders Discussion with Somali activists


The Global Mothers Security Exchange

A MotherSchools train-the-trainer summit and graduation ceremony


Can Fathers Challenge Extremism?

Studying the Violence Prevention Potential of East African Fathers

Press by WwB

Der Mut, mit den Feinden zu sprechen

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