The WAVE Country Report 2012 titled Reality Check on Data Collection and European Services for Women and Children Survivors of Violence: A Right for Protection and Support? focuses largely on availability of women's services in Europe for women survivors of violence and their children and on statistics available in the area of domestic violence and/or intimate partner violence in European countries.
Corinna Seith was a remarkable woman – a passionate feminist, committed member of WAVE, original researcher and women’s self-defence teacher. She died far too young in December 2010, before she had the chance to integrate her research on violence against women and inequality within the academy in Switzerland.
At the 2011 WAVE conference it was decided to create a prize in her honour to be awarded each year.
On 15 March 2013, the UN Commission on the Status of Women concluded its 57th session by adopting agreed conclusions, a consensus document taking stock of progress and gaps and identifying recommendations to governments. This year’s priority theme was the elimination and prevention of violence against women and girls.
WAVE was represented at the CSW through delegates from Focal Points and the WAVE Office. Click here for the report on our parallel event on “Women’s right to safety and support – ensuring the access of undocumented migrant women to services”.
New WAVE Project: In cooperation with four WAVE Focal Points from four Western Balkan States (Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia) and from Slovenia, as well as with the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) as an associate partner, WAVE will be involved in a new project entitled “Coordinated efforts - toward new European standards in protection of women from gender based violence.”
Lepa Mlađenović is the winner of the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Anne Klein Women’s Award. The award ceremony will take place in Berlin on 1 March 2013. The prize money is 10.000 €.
Lepa Mlađenović, the second winner of the Anne Klein Women’s Award, is a courageous woman who has continuously fought against violence and militarism and for freedom, human rights, and sexual self-determination. Her political activism is an inspiration to many fellow campaigners in Serbia, on the Balkans, and all around the world.
There are 7 billion people on the planet. Half are women. One third of them are raped or beaten. V-Day refuses to watch as more than one billion women experience violence. V-Day is going further now, saying no more. We're inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to walk out, dance, rise up, and demand an end to this violence. On 2.14.13, we will move the earth, activating women and men to dance across every country. The celebration of One Billion Rising will be a world event.
The report on the implementation of Area D Beijing Platform for Action was prepared by EIGE for Cyprus Presidency. On the basis of the EIGE report, the Cyprus Presidency prepared Conclusions on “Combating violence against women, and the provision of support services for victims of domestic violence.” On 6 December 2012, the Employment and Social Policy Council (EPSCO) adopted the conclusions.
After successfully caring out the EU Daphne project PROTECT II - good practice in preventing serious violence, attempted homicides, including crimes in the name of honour, and in protecting high risk victims of gender based violence
Philanthropedia asked experts working in the field of female violence prevention to recommend up to three nonprofits doing high-impact work across multiple countries/regions, and up to three nonprofits doing high-impact work in a specific country/region. Experts were asked to consider a range of nonprofits including those engaged in service, advocacy, litigation, research, education, and other areas.