WAVE is…

a network of over 170 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 services in 46 European countries and disseminating information.


VIPROM – Victim Protection in Medicine

Domestic violence (DV) may have a serious impact on physical and psychologicalhealth as well as quality of life of victims. Those working in the medical … Read more

WAVE statement on the Commission on the Status of Women – Sixty-eighth session’s Priority Theme

This sixty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) taking place in New York from March 11th to 22nd 2024 will tackle … Read more

Investing in Women, Defeating Femicide: A Bold Declaration for International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day 2024, the WAVE Network joins the global feminist collective in a resounding call to Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress. Our world … Read more

Acceptance with Reservations: WAVE Network’s Stance on the EU Directive Addressing Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence

As Europe’s leading network representing over 1,600 women’s organizations through 179 members in 46 countries, the Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) Network has consistently led … Read more

WAVE Annual Activity Report 2023

The annual report, outlining WAVE’s activities throughout 2023, is now available! This report showcases our monthly milestones, provides an overview of our three pillars—advocacy & … Read more

Revision of the EU Victims’ Rights Directive: Urgent call to EU negotiators to strengthen rights of all victims of crime regardless of residence status

WAVE joins PICUM and La Strada International as well as over 40 organisations in calling for the revision of the EU Victims’ Rights Directive to … Read more