Feminist network promoting human rights of women and children


WAVE Step Up!In 2016-2017, the WAVE Network is stepping up to promote the right of women and their children to live free from violence!

To be launched on 25 May 2016, the WAVE Step up! campaign aims at improving the availability and access to quality specialised support services for women survivors of violence and their children, calling on decision-makers on the national and European level to provide adequate and sustainable funding to autonomous NGOs providing these life-saving services.

Save the Date! 18th WAVE Conference

BerlinIt is official! The 18th WAVE Conference will be taking place on 19-21 October 2016 in Berlin, Germany! Register now by accessing the REGISTRATION FORM

The preliminary conference program is now available online.

                                                        Mark your calendars, and see you this autumn in Berlin!

Apply for the Corinna Seith Award

Corinna SeithCorinna Seith was a remarkable woman – a passionate feminist, committed member of WAVE, original researcher and women’s self-defence teacher. She died far too young in December 2010, before she had the chance to integrate her research on violence against women and inequality within the academy in Switzerland.

At the 2011 WAVE conference it was decided to create a prize in her honor to be awarded each year. Last year, Alison Gregory and Fiona Vera Grey, both young academics from England shared the award between them.


The WAVE Report 2015 entitled “Report on the Role of Specialist Women’s Support Services in Europe” maps the services available to women survivors of violence in 46 countries, including information on women’s helplines, women’s shelters, women’s centres, women’s journeys to specialist support services as well as providing data on the existence and scope of national women’s networks in Europe.

In addition, for the first time, best practice examples of preventative and training work conducted by women’s NGOs is presented. Information on Government policy and funding is given which discusses national action plans and strategies to deal with gender violence.