On 17 December 2022, the inaugural MotherSchools France cohort graduated, with 31 mothers celebrating their achievements and dedication to safeguarding their families and communities from violence and toxic ideologies. The class of 2022 represents the first round of MotherSchools France, a project supported by the L’Oréal Fund for Women. Working with our local partner, Banlieues Santé, this iteration saw three groups across Paris, France meet each week. Each of the graduates completed approximately 40 hours of training in PVE (preventing violent extremism), childhood development, security, peacebuilding, and communications.
“As the first generation of MotherSchools Graduates in France, you are leaders and role models in your communities and families who are building networks of confident and competent mothers. You took the brave decision to invest in yourselves, your children, and your communities to make our world a better, safer place.”
– Laura Kropiunigg, Executive Director of Women without Borders, on the occasion of the MotherSchools France 2022 Graduation