Save the Date! The 16th Annual WAVE Conference will take place 16-19 November 2014 in Vienna, Austria. The Conference Programme is currently being established, and the draft agenda of the conference will be made available as soon as possible. The second day of the Conference, 17th November, will be public and will take place in the Vienna City Hall.
Adopted on 7 April 2011, the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women, and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) is set to come into force on 1st August 2014. The entering in force of the Istanbul Convention follows its ratification by the 10th member of the Council of Europe, Andorra, on 22 April 2014.
Prepared by the European Neighbourhood Info Centre (ENPI) and funded by the EU, this handbook builds upon elements covered at the workshop "Communicating an EU-funded project", held in Neighbourhood Partner Countries.
"Its target audience is EU-funded projects and aims at providing them with a basic knowledge of what social media is, their differences and use.
On 7th July 2014, the European Parliament Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) Committee elected its new Bureau, consisting of a Chair and 4 Vice-Chairs, at the occasion of its constituent meeting, following the election of its members by the European Parliament on 3rd July.
On 1st and 4th of July respectively, Sweden and France ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women, and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention). By depositing the ratification instrument at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the two countries became the 12th and 13th states members of the Council of Europe to ratify the Istanbul Convention, which is set to come into force on 1st August 2014.
Women's Aid Federation of England recently published 'National Quality Standards for services supporting women and children survivors of domestic violence', a document which sets a number of standards for the provision of support services to women survivors of DV and their children.
The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), Vienna Liaison has published its second edition of “Femicide: A Global Issue that Demands Action”. This publication contains the proceedings of the 2nd Annual symposium (focusing on Forced Marriage, Violence against Women and the Istanbul Convention) organized by ACUNS Vienna on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, on November 25, 2013.
Published in June 2014 by the independent Social Research Institute «Social Insight – Research, Evaluation, Consultation», and authored by Daniela Gloor, and Hanna Meier, '"My Hopes for the future: Just a normal life" - How victimized women experience intervention in partner violence' is based on the "victims' views" study. The study concerns the experiences of women who approach agencies and institutions for help and support with intimate partner violence.
The Global Network of Women's Shelters (GNWS) recently released the 2013 Global Shelter Data Count Report.
Each year since 2009, the Global Shelter Data count highlights the work of the sheltering organizations and their needs. The realization of this Global shelters Data count is in two phases. First, of all the women’s shelters fill a form concerning shelters then one day per year they count the number of women who received advices and the number of women and children who could not get helps due to limited capacities.
Stop Targeting Hungarian NGOs!
Since its re-election, the Hungarian government launched a campaign attacking the credibility of Hungarian NGOs and are striving to gain controlling power over their funding distributed independently from the government. We believe that a dynamic and independent civil society plays a fundamental role in a democratic society, as it is one of the key checks and balances to governing power. As demonstrated by Putin’s Russia, the harassment of the civil sector could easily lead to the criminalization of NGOs and could effectively hinder their work.