Sabine Mandl is a political scientist and has been working in the field of human rights with a focus on women’s rights for more than 10 years. After establishing and managing the Center for Political Education "polis", she concentrated on scientific research as well as on the development and implementation of projects with a focus on political and economic participation of women, gender equality, domestic violence and the UNSCR 1325 concerning “Women, Peace and Security”. Regarding the UNSCR she also was involved in the adaptation of the Austrian National Action Plan for its implementation. She published several scientific articles and studies on the above mentioned topics, e.g. on the role of women in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbajan, and has been a lecturer at the University of Vienna, dealing with topics like human rights, women’s rights, politics and media. Since February 2013 she has been managing the present Daphne III 2007-2013 project.