Zafirah Zein, Female Anti-Terror Organization Arms Mothers for Fight against Extremism, The Solutions Journal, Volume 6, Issue 4, November 2015, Pages 8 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/female-anti-terror-organization-arms-mothers-for-fight-against-extremism/) Abstract: Mothers around the world are banding together as agents of change dedicated to combatting violent extremism. Mother Schools, a pioneering European project by Sisters Against Violent Extremism (SAVE), empowers women to take action against the radicalization of their youth and includes them in international peacemaking and the prevention of violent conflict. SAVE was borne out of Women Without Borders, a research-based NGO founded by Austrian activist Edit Schlaffer. "The first school that any human being comes into contact with is the home, and the first teacher is the mother. So we are going to use this as a strategy," said Khadijah Hawaja Gambo, one of the mobilizers spearheading the campaign in Nigeria, in a film by SAVE. The Mothers School model was developed as a result of SAVE workshops in Tajikistan three years ago where it was first launched. The world's first female anti-terror platform found that women were increasingly concerned about the safety of their children … Topics: Conflict Resolution; Education; Women