WAVE congratulates Ms. Dubravka Šimonović on her appointment as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences. In her many years of work in the area of women’s rights, Ms. Šimonović has served as an expert on the UN CEDAW Committee, also in capacity as chairperson (2007-2008).
We are excited to announce that the 17th Annual WAVE Network Conference is coming up on the 2nd of November in The Hague, the Netherlands!
The WAVE Conference will be followed by the 3rd World Conference of Women's Shelters, which we are also excited to attend! We encourage WAVE members attending the WAVE conference to also participate in the WCWS.
The Dutch Foundation of Women's Shelters and its partners are organising the 3rd World Conference of Women’s Shelters to be held from 3rd-6th of November 2015 in The Hague - the Netherlands.
Although previous conferences were very successful, continuous action is crucial: violence against women and children continues on a large scale and is perhaps the greatest crime against humanity of all times.
This year we are happy to announce the 3rd Corinna Seith Award!
The prize of 500 EURO will be awarded to the best essay/paper written by a young scholar. Please send your paper and a short CV, showing that the formal criteria are fulfilled, to email@example.com. All WAVE Members are kindly asked to publicize the prize through activist and academic feminist networks in their own countries.
Deadline of submission: 21st September 2015
Read more about the conditions and criteria below.
IMPLEMENT, an EU-funded project aimed at providing trainings and information regarding specialized support for victims of violence in healthcare systems across Europe, completed the Train the Trainer seminar in May with health professionals and women's organization experts. IMPLEMENT is composed of a team of six organizations with experience and expertise in establishing and providing specialized services to victims of violence, including the Association of Austrian Women’s Shelters Network (AÖF).
One of the most disquieting dangers young adults must face is the risk of sexual assault. Not Alone estimates that one in five college students experiences sexual assault during their college career. To combat sexual assault it is necessary to create accesible and informative guides and resources for college students. Best Colleges has recently produced such a guide on the practical realities of sexual assault on campus.
The 8th Conference on Femicide/ Feminicide examined the necessary measures that must be taken in order to eradicate violence against women and girls in all its forms, and in particular, it’s most extreme manifestation, namely femicide/ feminicide.
Today WAVE welcomes the inclusion of an indicator on violence against women into this year’s EIGE report. Regular surveys on violence against women are of upmost importance in order to support the continuous work that our WAVE members carry out across Europe.
The Spanish National Women's Movement, together with Spanish women's organizations working to advance the human rights of women, will be holding a 'Nationwide March against Gender-Based Violence' in Madrid on the 7th of November 2015!