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.
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.
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".
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.
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)
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.
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".
On 14th February 2015, people across the world rose, striked and danced for the right of women and girls to live free from violence. Celebrated each year on Valentine's Day, the One Billion Rising campaign was launched on 14th February 2012