Women Against Violence Europe

Feminist network promoting human rights of women and children

'Women's Court: Feminist approach to justice' conference, 7-10 May 2015 in Sarajevo

Mark your calendar! The conference 'Women's Court: Feminist approach to justice' is coming up very soon! Taking place from 7 to 10 May 2015 at the Bosnian Cultural Center in Sarajevo, the conference will look at the results of four years (2011-2015) of intensive activities carried out in preparation of the Women's Court, involving the creation of a 'women network of solidarity of witnesses, activists, therapists, experts and artists coming from all the successor states of the former Yugoslavia', with the aim of creating a feminist model of peace, justice and accountability.

Deadline for registration is 30 April 2014, so hurry up if you want to be a part of it!! - Invitation; Registration Form -

International conference “Community approaches to prevent and reduce domestic violence – international experts present their findings!”, 28-29 May 2015

Mark your calendar! On 28th-29th May 2015, the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg will be holding the international conference "Community approaches to prevent and reduce domestic violence – International experts present their findings!" in Hamburg, Germany.

Coordinated Efforts: Toward New European Standards in Protection of Women from Gender-based Violence - update and project results!

Since 2012, WAVE, in cooperation with WAVE Focal Points from Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia, one organization from Bosnia and Herzegovina, one organization from Croatia, and with the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) as an associate partner, has been working on the implementation of the project “Coordinated Efforts: toward New European Standards in Protection of Women from Gender-based violence".

"Ukraine needs greater support in addressing GBV" - press information following the OSCE assessment mission to Ukraine

OSCE Senior Gender Adviser, Ambassador Miroslava Beham, was this week (23-29 March 2015) on a three-day assessment mission to Ukraine. Accompanied by Rosa Logar from WAVE, the mission met with government stakeholders as well as representative of the civil society and the international community in the capital Kyiv.

Nothing About Us Without Us! Statement on the CSW Methods of Work Resolutions

The 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) recently took place in New York, from 9-21 March 2015. As each year, the session provided a global platform for exchange and networking for women's organizations working on furthering women's rights all across the world.

But this year's session was also the occasion to present the 'Future organization and methods of work of the Commission on the Status of Women' (access the draft document here)

Solidarity with Women's NGOs in Ukraine

For almost a year Ukraine is attempting to keep its territorial integrity and escape from the unwanted advance of Russia. The desire to build a society based on democratic values and to continue the integration into Europe has cost many lives including the lives of participants of peaceful protests during the events taking place at the Independence Square in Kiev. Armed conflict at occupied territory in Eastern Ukraine caused increases in human rights violations including those against women such as rape and sexual violence.


The WAVE Report 2014, “Specialized Women’s Support Services and New Tools for Combating Gender-based Violence in Europe” maps the available services for women survivors of violence in 46 European countries, including information on available women’s helplines, women’s shelters, and women’s centers. Additionally, the Report takes an in-depth look at funding sources for women’s specialized support services, and provides concrete recommendations for stakeholders and policymakers in improving standards.

Beijing+20: The 4th Review of the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States - Report, EIGE 2015

The Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) was adopted in 1995 at the 4th UN World Conference on Women, and 2015 marks its 20th anniversary. At this occasion, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) has recently published (January 2015) the "Beijing+20: The 4th Review of the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States - Report".