SAVE – Sisters Against ViolentExtremism
Structure
What is SAVE? SAVE is the world‘s first female counterterrorism    platform.   SAVE is a Women without Borders initiativ...
Who does SAVE work with? Mothers Universities and schools Victims and survivors of terrorist attacks Policy-makers NG...
Where does SAVE currently operate?Israel & PalestineYemenIndiaPakistanIndonesiaTajikistanNorthern IrelandUpcoming:Somalia,...
Mothers MOVE!• Encourage mothers to act as early-warningsystems for the signs of radicalization, given theirposition at th...
Phyllis Rodriguez & Aicha el-Wafi            build bridges after 9/11•Phyllis Rodriguez lost her sonin the 9/11 attacks.•A...
NIGERIA•Christian pastor EstherIbanga and Muslim scholarKhadija Hawaja came togetherto end the violence in Nigeria.•Their ...
.          Bridge-building dialogues                        INDIA & PAKISTAN                There is no ‘them,’ there is o...
Mothers for Change!   Research project in Egypt, Pakistan, Israel, Palestine,           Northern Ireland (and Saudi Arabia...
Mothers‘ Schools Increasing mothers’ self-  confidence to counter violent-  extremism through a strategic  course. Ident...
ISRAEL & PALESTINE•Robi Damelin and Siham AbuAwwad reached out to one anotheracross the divide of the conflict andformed a...
Takeaways from SAVE‘s field visit to Israel & Palestine in February 2012
 Both Palestinian and Israeli mothers wish for a more stable and  prosperous future for their children. Palestinian moth...
Hillary Clinton on SAVE
Follow SAVE Online!Website: www.women-without-borders.org               Blog:womenwithoutborders-save.blogspot.comFacebook...
Join us!    Women without Borders/SAVE is looking for summer and fall interns   Send your CV and cover letter to:office@wo...
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SAVE-Sisters Against Violent Extremism is the world's first female counter-terrorism platform. Headquartered at the Women without Borders offices in Vienna, Austria, the SAVE initiative brings together a broad spectrum of women determined to create a united front against violent extremism. SAVE provides women with the tools for critical debate to challenge extremist thinking and to develop alternative strategies for combating the growth of global terrorism.

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  1. 1. SAVE – Sisters Against ViolentExtremism
  2. 2. Structure
  3. 3. What is SAVE? SAVE is the world‘s first female counterterrorism platform. SAVE is a Women without Borders initiative. SAVE encourages female leadership and action in security, counter-terrorism, and peace-building. SAVE provides women with the tools to challenge extremist thinking and develop alternative strategies to combat global terrorism. SAVE breaks through barriers of nationalism, religion, and ethnicity to form a global network of women dedicated to end violent extremism.
  4. 4. Who does SAVE work with? Mothers Universities and schools Victims and survivors of terrorist attacks Policy-makers NGOs and women’s groups Former radicals Academics and Educators
  5. 5. Where does SAVE currently operate?Israel & PalestineYemenIndiaPakistanIndonesiaTajikistanNorthern IrelandUpcoming:Somalia, England, Nigeriaand France
  6. 6. Mothers MOVE!• Encourage mothers to act as early-warningsystems for the signs of radicalization, given theirposition at the heart of families and communities.•Equip women with the tools to challenge extremistthinking and to advocate for alternatives to violentextremism.•Promote dialogue about and provide mutualsupport for ending violent extremism.•Engage in on-the-ground data collection togather evidence for needs-based projectimplementation.
  7. 7. Phyllis Rodriguez & Aicha el-Wafi build bridges after 9/11•Phyllis Rodriguez lost her sonin the 9/11 attacks.•Aicha el-Wafi is the mother ofZacarias Moussaoui, the first personever to be tried in a US court oncharges of involvement in the9/11 attacks.•Phyllis and Aicha formed a strongbond over the years; together they advocateagainst all forms of violent extremism.
  8. 8. NIGERIA•Christian pastor EstherIbanga and Muslim scholarKhadija Hawaja came togetherto end the violence in Nigeria.•Their shared experience withthe threat of violent extremismbrought them closer together.•They are a perfect example ofhow influential women can bein combating the ideologiesand realities of violentextremism.
  9. 9. . Bridge-building dialogues INDIA & PAKISTAN There is no ‘them,’ there is only ‘us’  With Indian and Pakistani activists, experts, academics, victims  Breaking down prejudice  Building understanding  Building on commonalities  Creating SAVE spaces
  10. 10. Mothers for Change! Research project in Egypt, Pakistan, Israel, Palestine, Northern Ireland (and Saudi Arabia) Addressing mothers as key players in the process of prevention and deradicalization. Identifying ways to engage women as critical actors in their communities. Identifying the tools they need to act as early warning systems in their immediate environment.
  11. 11. Mothers‘ Schools Increasing mothers’ self- confidence to counter violent- extremism through a strategic course. Identifying local and international trainers to deliver additional free courses in a wide range of topics such as health, language and parenting.
  12. 12. ISRAEL & PALESTINE•Robi Damelin and Siham AbuAwwad reached out to one anotheracross the divide of the conflict andformed a strong alliance.• They are determined to achieve a‘human solution’ for the ongoingconflict by reaching out to othermothers on both sides.•It’s not enough to merely includewomen and mothers in the peaceprocess; they must be among theleaders.
  13. 13. Takeaways from SAVE‘s field visit to Israel & Palestine in February 2012
  14. 14.  Both Palestinian and Israeli mothers wish for a more stable and prosperous future for their children. Palestinian mothers are increasingly worried that their children might become involved in violent activities. Israeli mothers are often concerned when their children are obliged to join the army. The suffering of a Palestinian mother who lost her son/daughter in the conflict is the same as the pain of an Israeli mother who lost hers. By connecting on a human level, these mothers become able to see eye to eye and ‘use their pain as a power’ to achieve reconciliation and peace.
  15. 15. Hillary Clinton on SAVE
  16. 16. Follow SAVE Online!Website: www.women-without-borders.org Blog:womenwithoutborders-save.blogspot.comFacebook: Women without Borders Fanpage Twitter : @SAVEalerts
  17. 17. Join us! Women without Borders/SAVE is looking for summer and fall interns Send your CV and cover letter to:office@women-without-borders.org

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