WAVE is…

a network of over 160 European women’s NGOs working towards prevention and protection of women and children from violence. We build the capacity of our members, advocate for better legislation, conduct research and raise awareness on violence against women and girls.

Capacity Building

training around 350 professionals to support women and girls to be free from violence.

Advocacy for protection and prevention

lobbying and consulting with stakeholders in 50 initiatives every year.

Research and awareness raising

gathering data on the situation women’s specialist support services in 46 European countries and disseminating information.


WAVE Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2022

Statement on Femicide How European governments sustain a culture of GBV On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence … Read more

Advocacy Update: Proposal for EU Directive combating violence against women and domestic violence

On 8 March 2022, the European Commission published a proposal for an EU Directive on combating violence against women (VAW) and domestic violence … Read more

TAVAM – Together Against Violence in Austria and Moldova

WAVE is launching a new project in cooperation with the Moldovan umbrella organisation for violence protection “National Coalition Life Without … Read more

New toolkit launched on prevention and response to gender-based violence in conflict and post-conflict settings

On 8 November 2022, the WAVE Network in partnership with the OSCE Gender Issues Programme/WIN Project organised the conference on … Read more

Support Women’s Human Rights Defenders in Ukraine & neighbouring countries

Help us support women and women’s human rights defenders in the Ukraine and in neighbouring countries to survive the war … Read more

WAVE Statement: International Safe Abortion Day

On the International Safe Abortion Day, the Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) Network is taking a stance to reiterate the … Read more

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Follow WAVE

During the #16DaysOfActivism2022, our #WAVEYouthAmbassadors, dedicated youth activists from across Europe, are taking a stance & raising youth voices against gender-based violence! Join our #WAVEofChange here: https://t.co/s1By5US7Ax

#16days #WAVEagainstfemicide #endVAWG


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