Women Against Violence Europe

Feminist network promoting human rights of women and children

Dubravka Šimonović appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

WAVE congratulates Ms. Dubravka Šimonović on her appointment as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences. In her many years of work in the area of women’s rights, Ms. Šimonović has served as an expert on the UN CEDAW Committee, also in capacity as chairperson (2007-2008).

Calling all WAVE members!!

We are excited to announce that the 17th Annual WAVE Network Conference is coming up on the 2nd of November in The Hague, the Netherlands!

The WAVE Conference will be followed by the 3rd World Conference of Women's Shelters, which we are also excited to attend! We encourage WAVE members attending the WAVE conference to also participate in the WCWS.

Join us and Connect & Act to end Violence Against Women!

The Dutch Foundation of Women's Shelters and its partners are organising the 3rd World Conference of Women’s Shelters to be held from 3rd-6th of November 2015 in The Hague - the Netherlands.
Although previous conferences were very successful, continuous action is crucial: violence against women and children continues on a large scale and is perhaps the greatest crime against humanity of all times.

Apply for the 2015 Corinna Seith Award!

This year we are happy to announce the 3rd Corinna Seith Award!
The prize of 500 EURO will be awarded to the best essay/paper written by a young scholar. Please send your paper and a short CV, showing that the formal criteria are fulfilled, to iris.golden@wave-network.org. All WAVE Members are kindly asked to publicize the prize through activist and academic feminist networks in their own countries.
Deadline of submission: 21st September 2015

Read more about the conditions and criteria below.

IMPLEMENT Training Manual now Available

IMPLEMENT, an EU-funded project aimed at providing trainings and information regarding specialized support for victims of violence in healthcare systems across Europe, completed the Train the Trainer seminar in May with health professionals and women's organization experts. IMPLEMENT is composed of a team of six organizations with experience and expertise in establishing and providing specialized services to victims of violence, including the Association of Austrian Women’s Shelters Network (AÖF).

The Realities of Sexual Assault on Campus

One of the most disquieting dangers young adults must face is the risk of sexual assault. Not Alone estimates that one in five college students experiences sexual assault during their college career. To combat sexual assault it is necessary to create accesible and informative guides and resources for college students. Best Colleges has recently produced such a guide on the practical realities of sexual assault on campus.

June 2015: The 8th Conference on Femicide/ Feminicide - The Duty of Due Diligece in Eradicating Feminicide/ Femicide.

The 8th Conference on Femicide/ Feminicide examined the necessary measures that must be taken in order to eradicate violence against women and girls in all its forms, and in particular, it’s most extreme manifestation, namely femicide/ feminicide.

Sign the Portuguese Petition to show your outrage against sexual violence in Portugal today!

In a 2012 survey on VAW the Agency for Fundamental Rights of the European Union(FRA) found that in 2011 41,542 women and girls were victims of sexual violence by partners and non-partners in 2011. In the last 14 years the Portuguese Police recorded (INE) 5,088 rape crimes, an average of 391 rapes per year, 33 rapes per month - that is, one rape per day.