For almost 30 years, Waltraud has been working for IOM (International Organisation for Migation). After she retired, she joined Women in Black in Vienna, Austria.
During several stays in the Palestine, she has also been active with ISM. In 2003, she was in Bagdad as a human shield. In 2004, she returned to Bagdad to see what had happened to the people and the city after the US war.
Last year, she was with "Follow the Women" in Palestine. Waltraud has more than 30 years experience sailing the Mediterranean and is one of the crewmembers on this voyage.