Edit Schlaffer, PhD, founded Women without Borders, an Austrian-based international NGO, in 2002. Her research and activities focus on women in international politics, women as agents of change and driving forces in stabilizing an insecure world.
In 2008, Edit Schlaffer launched SAVE – Sisters Against Violent Extremism, the world’s first women’s counter-terrorism platform. SAVE brings together women from around the globe who are determined to create a united front against violent extremism. SAVE provides women with the tools to develop alternative strategies for combating the growth of global terrorism.
Edit Schlaffer has received numerous accolades for her work promoting women in the security arena; Secretary Clinton has twice highlighted SAVE’s contributions to the field, in 2010 she was named one of Women’s Enews’ 21 Leaders of the 21st Century, and in 2011 she was named one of Newsweeks’ 150 Movers and Shakers.