Women Without Borders

02. October 2008

SAVE - Sisters Against Violent Extremism

A World Without Terrorism: Women Know How

Women Without Borders will bring together 35 women from across the globe to meet in Vienna at the end of November to launch SAVE- Sisters Against Violent Extremism. SAVE is aimed at redefining the discussion on terrorism and contributing to community based solutions.

The list of participants includes victims and survivors of terrorist attacks, relatives of the 9/11 attackers, activists, educators, policy makers, and peace-building experts from Europe, USA, India, Malaysia, Africa, Israel, Palestine, Latin America, Sri Lanka, the Philippines.

Our Agenda: A Tomorrow without Terrorism

SAVE connects female leaders, advocates, and activists to combat violent extremism by utilizing community-based solutions.

Sisters Against Violent Extremism (SAVE) is a global initiative that aims to mobilize women around the world against terror and violence and is dedicated to the use of diplomacy and alternative strategies.

This innovative movement utilizes 'smart power:' courageous dialogue that will transgress traditional boundaries. SAVE seeks to prevent terror so that combat will be deemed unnecessary; deterrence has proven more fruitful than containment.
The question that unties us today is: How can we live together without fear, intimidation and violence?

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