On 5th of March 2014, the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) of the European Union will be presenting the results of the "most far reaching" survey on violence agaisnt women in the Europen Union: 42,000 women were interviewed on their experience of physical, sexual and psychological violence.
A few months ago, the ‘Coordinated Efforts – Toward new European standards in protection of women from gender-based violence’ project was launched, led in cooperation with three WAVE Focal Points from two Western Balkan States (Macedonia and 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.
At the occasion of the One Billion Rising for Justice 2014 campaing, and to support the 1 in 3 women victims of violence accross the world, the Austrian Women's Shelter Network (Verein Autonome Österreichische Frauenhäuser AÖF) in Vienna has produced the song 'Why?'.
On 5th March, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) will launch its new survey. The findings of the world’s largest survey on violence against women will be presented during a conference entitled “Violence against women across the EU: Abuse at home, work, in public and online”, that will take place at the Council of the European Union in Brussels. Hosted by FRA and the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the EU, the conference will bring together about 250 representatives from EU institutions and bodies, international organisations, national governments and parliaments, national human rights bodies and civil society.
On January 26, 2014, the 56th Grammy Awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles. Each year, the ceremony rewards music artists that have 'marked' the year. This year, Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' has been nominated for three awards: Record of the year; Best Pop/Duo Group Performance; and Best Pop Vocal Album. The song has generated important reactions across the world for its content that tolerates and promotes the rape culture in a way never seen before.
Because rape should never be tolerated, still less become a subject of mockery in songs, boycott the Grammy awards ceremony on January 26th! Do not watch the show on TV or online, do not watch re-runs or internet clips.
“TO LIVE FREE FROM VIOLENCE – A Human Right for Women and their Children or a Postcode Lottery?” was the title of the 15th Annual WAVE Conference, organized by WAVE (Women against Violence Europe) and the WAVE-Focal Point in Bulgaria, Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation (BGRF). The Conference took place in Sofia, at the NOVOTEL Sofia, from the 10th to 12th of October 2013 and focused, as the title suggests, on the rights of women and girls to live free of violence and on the services that support them.
Fempower Magazine, the network’s information periodical, is now online and can be downloadedon this page. Written by and for experts of VAW, it is a comprehensive communication and information channel within the WAVE network. The title of the second issue of this year is “Responses to Anti-Feminist Trends” and focuses not only on different features and aspects of those trends, but also inquires how the feminist movement should react to them.
WAVE's Focal Point for Belgium, Department of Health and Welfare Violence Victims and Policy Coordination - Province of Antwerp, was awarded the honourable mention of the European Crime Prevention Award (ECPA) for the 'Best Cooperation' project with the CO3 project.
The COST Action Femicide Across Europe (IS1206) invites you to participate in a Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM), aiming to support mobility and strengthen existing networks and collaborations by allowing researchers to visit an institution or laboratory in another country.
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Rosa Logar and Maria Rösslhumer delivered presentations at the ‘Eliminating Violence Against Women in Europe – Intersectoral Approaches and Actions’ Conference (25th and 26th November), organized by WHO Europe, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) and the City of Vienna.