Save the Date! The 16th Annual WAVE Conference will take place 16-19 November 2014 in Vienna, Austria. The Conference Programme is currently being established, and the draft agenda of the conference will be made available as soon as possible. The second day of the Conference, 17th November, will be public and will take place in the Vienna City Hall.
In 2015, progress and achievements made in the field of gender equality and women's empowerment in the world will be assessed, at the occasion of the global 20-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in March 2015. In preparation for the event, national and regional reviews are underway.
WAVE Focal Point in Romania A.L.E.G. has launched a call for donations, to support a delicious project!
The Gender Equality Festival will take place in Sibiu on 19-21 September 2014. At this occasion A.L.E.G. will raise money for the support center for victims of gender-based violence (part of A.L.E.G.) by selling tasty muffins.
Scottish Women’s Aid has recently published its calendar of Trainings for the period September 2014 to March 2015. Training sessions include, among many others, ‘Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Abuse’, ‘Working with Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse’, ‘Honour-based Violence’, ‘Engaging with Men who Abuse Women Partners’
Founded by the association of several Romanian civil society organizations – Transcena Association, East European Institute for Reproductive Health (IEESR), Front Association, Centrul Parteneriat pentru Egalitate (CPE), E-Romnja Association, Filia Association, AnA Society for Feminist Analyses, Artemis Association, Association for Liberty and Equality of Gender A.L.E.G., as coordinator
Published in July 2014, ‘Defining and Profiling Serial Domestic Abuse Perpetrators: An All-Wales Feasibility Review’ is the interim report of the Integrated Offender Management (IOM) Cymru partnership-commissioned research aiming at providing empirical evidence about 'serial' and 'high-risk' domestic abuse perpetrators, to inform more consistent and effective multi-agency responses.
Adopted on 7 April 2011, the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women, and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) is set to come into force on 1st August 2014. The entering in force of the Istanbul Convention follows its ratification by the 10th member of the Council of Europe, Andorra, on 22 April 2014.
Prepared by the European Neighbourhood Info Centre (ENPI) and funded by the EU, this handbook builds upon elements covered at the workshop "Communicating an EU-funded project", held in Neighbourhood Partner Countries.
"Its target audience is EU-funded projects and aims at providing them with a basic knowledge of what social media is, their differences and use.
On 7th July 2014, the European Parliament Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) Committee elected its new Bureau, consisting of a Chair and 4 Vice-Chairs, at the occasion of its constituent meeting, following the election of its members by the European Parliament on 3rd July.
On 1st and 4th of July respectively, Sweden and France ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women, and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention). By depositing the ratification instrument at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the two countries became the 12th and 13th states members of the Council of Europe to ratify the Istanbul Convention, which is set to come into force on 1st August 2014.