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
We are Özgecan!
Women from the European Network Women against Violence Europe-WAVE are shocked and outraged to hear about the recent brutal murder of Özgecan Aslan in Turkey.
The WAVE Annual Report 2014 is out! The report looks at accomplished activities, events, conferences and cooperations, covering the period from January to December 2014. Last year 2014 was a very intense and challenging year for all of us, with big landmarks in the life of the network, such as WAVE formalizing in May 2014 and celebrating its 20th Anniversary in Vienna in November 2014
Published in January 2015, the 25th issue of Fempower focuses on "Integrated and survivor-oriented approaches in the work with perpetrators of gender-based violence - Good practices, gaps and challenges", with contributions from authors in five European countries.
At the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Network, WAVE has brought together information on the History of the network, its milestones and many successes, as well as projects and publications carried out over the years! The Brochure, largely distributed at the occasion of the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the WAVE Network (taking place during the 16th WAVE Annual Conference in Vienna, 16-19th November 2014), is now available for download from our website!
As of November 2014, the 40-page summary report on the FRA Survey 'Violence against Women: an EU-wide survey' is available on the FRA website in 22 EU languages (up until then, the report was available only in English, French and German). All language versions of the summary report can be accessed online.
The 16th WAVE Conference will take place in Vienna in less than two weeks! WAVE is looking forward to welcome all participants in Vienna, and to enjoy the occasion to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the network all together. The Conference programme, in its final version, is now available! Check it out here.
In 2012, 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
In 2015, progress and achievements made in the field of gender equality and women's empowerment in the world will be assessed, at the occasion of the global 20-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in March 2015. In preparation for the event, national and regional reviews are underway.