Women Against Violence Europe

Feminist network promoting human rights of women and children

the Council of Europe, in cooperation with WAVE experts, publishes "Effective Multi-agency Co-operation for Preventing and Combating Domestic Violence - Training of Trainers Manual"

The Council of Europe recently published the training of trainers manual "Effective Multi-agency Co-operationfor Preventing and Combating Domestic Violence". Developed by Rosa Logar and Branislava Marvánová Vargová from the WAVE Network, the manual aims 'to serve as a resource for trainers to explore some of the benefits and key principles of multi-agency work for supporting victims of domestic violence and violence against women.

WAVE welcomes the CSW60 Agreed Conclusions on Women's Empowerment and its Link to Sustainable Development

WAVE welcomes the Agreed Conclusions [advanced unedited version] on women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and urges UN member states in Europe to swiftly implement the provisions within the document.

WAVE Thematic Paper on Access to Justice for Women Victims of Violence

Published in March 2016, the WAVE Thematic Paper "Access to Justice for Women Victims of Violence: Analysis and Key Tenets of International Law and Practice in the Field" was developed by lawyer Genoveva Tisheva, also working at the WAVE Member organisation in Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation (BGRF). The thematic paper 'explores the notion of access to justice for women victims of violence, as well as barriers to such access, including gender stereotyping and additional vulnerabilities.

WAVE statement at the CSW60 High Level Interactive Dialogue among Ministers: Building alliances for gender responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

While the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York (14-24 March 2016), WAVE - which is this year represented by a delegation of 14 members from 8 countries - was invited to present a statement at the High-level interactive dialogue among Ministers: Building alliances for gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on Wednesday 16th of March. The statement was delivered by WAVE President Rosa Logar.

In 2016, get ready to step up against violence against women!

In 2016-2017, the WAVE Network in 46 countries of Europe is stepping up to promote the right of women and their children to live free from violence!

To be launched in April 2016, the WAVE Step up! campaign aims at improving the availability and access to quality specialised support services for women survivors of violence and their children in Europe, calling on decision-makers on the national and European level to provide adequate and sustainable funding to autonomous NGOs providing these life-saving services.

WAVE Mapping - Administrative Data Collection by Women's Support Services in Europe

In February 2016, WAVE published a report titled "WAVE Mapping - Administrative Data Collection by Women's Support Services in Europe: National Women's Helplines, Women's Shelters, and Women's Centers" which explores the situation of data collection in specialist  women’s  support  services  in  Europe  with the aim to map existing data collection methods and systems in Europe (in the European Union and other European countries). 

WAVE Leaflet for Members and Prospective Members

In 2015, WAVE published a six-page information leaflet on the WAVE Network, targeted at current Network Members and Prospective Members. The leaflet provides a list of the 112 member organisations that comprise the network (as of December 2015), information on membership - how to become a member, and benefits of being part of the network - as well as on the role of the WAVE Information Center in providing information and support to survivors, professionals and member organisations, including in cross-border cases of violence against women, and a list of women's helplines in 46 European Countries.