Women Against Violence Europe

Feminist network promoting human rights of women and children

Reminder - 16th WAVE Conference in Vienna, 16-19 November, and the Corinna Seith Award 2014 - deadline for submission of papers extended to 17th August!

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.

Scottish Women’s Aid’s Training Calendar for September 2014-March 2015

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’

In Romania, the informal network ‘Breaking the Silence about Sexual Violence’ is founded

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

‘Defining and Profiling Serial Domestic Abuse Perpetrators: An All-Wales Feasibility Review’

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.

Coming into force of the Istanbul Convention on 1st August 2014 - WAVE Press Release

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.

"Using Social Media - A Handbook for EU-funded projects" - a publication by ENPI

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.

Sweden and France become the 12th and 13th member States to ratify the Istanbul Convention!

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.

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