Feminist network promoting human rights of women and children

EU Roadmap on Forced/Early Marriage

Prepared within the project 'EU Roadmap' for Referral Pathways on Forced/Early Marriage (FEM) for Frontline Professionals, the EU Roadmap aims to provide frontline professionals with guidance in assisting in the protection and support of (potential) victims of (FEM). Frontline professionals such as service providers working in migration centers, women's/crisis shelters, health and social services, magistrate offices and educational organizations can use this Roadmap to strengthen the multisectoral response to FEM. The EU FEM Roadmap is now available on the project website in 4 languages: http://femroadmap.eu


Youth Video Award - Vote for your favorite!

The pan-European Youth Video Award was created in order to bring more youth involvement to the StepUp campaign. Young people (18-25 years old), youth organizations, (film-) schools and media departments of universities were encouraged to participate actively, with the main goal of raising awareness of violence against women and encourage survivors to seek support. Seven countries took part in the Video Awards: Austria, Estonia, Italy, Finland, Macedonia, Portugal and Serbia.


The WAVE office is happy to announce the first meeting of the year (CoCo Meeting), which will take place from the 24th-26th of April 2017. The meeting is dedicated to the WAVE Advisory Board Members. More information will be coming up soon! Please save the date, and for any inquiries please contact us under the following E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joint Statement & Toolkit - Step Up to Ensure Access for All Survivors

BRUSSELS, 15 December 2016 – Ahead of International Migrants Day, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) and Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) Network join their voices in calling for access to services for all women who are survivors of violence, no matter their migration status.

Across Europe, there are women who have experienced violence and are excluded from accessing support services because of their migration status. For them, going to the police risks deportation, and going to a women’s shelter risks being turned away. If the right to access services and justice in situations of violence and abuse is linked to a woman’s migration status, an undocumented woman or woman with a precarious migration status might lose her children, her livelihood and her dignity.