2015 Women in the World Summit

Women without Borders (WwB) Founder and Executive Director Dr. Edit Schlaffer presents the ‘MotherSchools: Parenting for Peace’ Model and the role of women in preventing violent extremism (PVE) at the 2015 Women in the World Summit in New York City’s Lincoln Centre. Swedish-Somali mother Saida Munye joins Dr. Schlaffer on stage to share her experience losing her daughter, who was lured to Syria by an Islamic State recruiter. Munye’s story is a salient example of mothers on the front lines; she works together with WwB to develop the self-confidence and capacity needed to recognise and react to early warning signs of radicalisation and recruitment.


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