From 11 – 13 December 2017, the annual WAVE Training Institute was conducted in Vienna, Austria to further develop effective activities and strategies to implement the Step Up! Campaign’s objectives to unite and strengthen the capacity of women’s support services and organisations in Europe.
On 10 December we celebrate the Human Rights Day, as well as the last day of the SayNO - UNiTE to End Violence Against Women 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign. This year’s campaign might have come to an end, but the journey of fighting for women’s rights has not. We have yet a long road ahead of us to grant protection and security to all women and girls worldwide, and ensure a life free of violence.
This Handbook titled “Prevention and Support Standards for Women and Survivors of Violence: A Handbook for the Implementation of the Istanbul Convention” (2017), aims to provide an overview of the key legal developments and practical advances, which the ratification of the Istanbul Convention has made possible.