Feminist network promoting human rights of women and children

WHOSEVA Project - Supporting Elderly Female Victims of Abuse

EU Project – “WHOSEFVA – Working with Healthcare Organizations to Support Elderly Female Victims of Abuse” (2017-2018)


Elder abuse is a worldwide concern that touches on human rights, gender equality, domestic violence and population ageing. The feminization of aging and its consequences is troubling, particularly given that older women as a group experience unique and compounding disadvantages. Older women face triple jeopardy in that they are part of three different marginalized groups: they are elderly, abused, and female.[1] Gender discrimination across the lifespan therefore has a cumulative effective, and neglect, abuse and violence across the lifespan results in a high lifetime rate of suffering from abuse for older women.[2]

Sign Up! for new webinars happening this May – July!

Within the framework of the Step Up! Campaign, WAVE will be hosting 3 webinars regarding a wide range of topics. The first webinar will be held on May 18th and will discuss alternative sustainability strategies for women’s NGOs. On June 1st, the second webinar on the European Women’s Helpline will occur, while the last webinar of the summer will be held on July 5th and will be discussing femicide.

For more information on the webinars and to sign up, please follow the following links:

Announcing the Peace Day Protest and Meme Contest

Violence against women is systematic and has deep roots within our society. 1 in 3  women in the EU has experienced some form of physical and/or sexual assault since the age of 15, translating into 62 million women throughout the EU. However, governments are still not providing the funds to ensure that there are enough spaces and/or shelters for women and their children. An estimated 47,000 of recommended shelter places are still missing in Europe.

RESPONSE - Multi-Agency Response to GBV in Healthcare

EU Project “RESPONSE – Multi-Agency Response for Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in Maternal Health Services” (2017-2018)

Research shows that women survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) use healthcare services more than women who are not victims. As well, healthcare providers are professionals whom women survivors of GBV would most trust with their disclosure of abuse.[1]