Feminist network promoting human rights of women and children

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018 WAVE CONFERENCE IS NOW CLOSED

We are excited to host the 20th Annual WAVE Conference in Valletta, Malta from Oct 22nd - 24th 2018 (Oct 22nd – 23rd for non-WAVE members).

VENUE: The conference will be held at the University of Malta, Valletta Campus located in the center of Valletta.

Please take a look at the 20th WAVE Conference Draft Programme for an overview of the topics to be discussed.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

  • VALLETTA IS “THE 2018 CAPITAL OF CULTURE (ECoC)” so flights and hotels are filling up fast! Please be sure to book as soon as possible!
  • Please read the WAVE Funding Protocol. Should you have any questions about your eligibility for reimbursement, please clear this up with the WAVE office before committing to attend the conference.
  • The registration fee for non-speakers and non-WAVE members is €30 per day, payable through PayPal after completing the registration form. If you need to request a fee waiver or reduction, please do so through the registration form.
  • WAVE will NOT be booking flights to, or hotels in Malta. However we can recommend a list of affordable hotels just outside of Valletta - please see our list of Hotel Recommendations on Malta.
  • Everyone, including Board members and speakers, must register through the link below to provide us will all necessary information (such as their days of attendance, food allergies, etc.)

 

We look forward to welcoming you in Malta!  

 

If you are registered, but no longer able to attend, please let us know asap so that we may allocate your place to someone else. If you need a refund for the registration fee, please let us know by Sept 30th 2018, otherwise we will have to keep the fee for holding the space.  

WAVE EXECUTIVE MANAGER AND CO-FOUNDER TO SPEAK IN FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS FORUM 2018

From 25th – 27th of September, the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is holding its Fundamental Rights Forum in Vienna. Over three days, it will host open sessions, inspiring talks and panel debates aiming to reboot and foster human rights conversations. On the 25th WAVE Executive Manager, Stephanie Futter-Orel, and WAVE Co-founder & Director of the Domestic Violence Intervention Centre Vienna, Rosa Logar, are participating in a discussion session titled “#MeToo - A Global Movement to End Universal Human Rights Violations against Women. The session will be introduced by Dubravka Šimonović, United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women and Carmen Gheorghe of the E-Romanji Association for promoting Roma women in Romania. Peggy Hicks, Senior Director of the UN's Human Rights Office (OHCHR), and Michael O’Flaherty, FRA Director and Chair of the Forum, will close the session.

Click here to learn more about the Fundamental Rights Forum 2018. Find the programme of the Fundamental Rights Forum 2018 here.

WHOSEFVA PROJECT HOLDING FINAL CONFERENCE AT END OF AUGUST

From 28-29 August 2018, the WHOSEFVA Project will host its Final Conference in Tallinn, Estonia. The two-day event will celebrate the many achievements and results of the project, and reflect on challenges which remain in the field of supporting women victim of elderly abuse within Europe. Among other topics, the first day will provide a special presentation of the online training tool, and the second day will host a public discussion about multi-agency cooperation against elderly abuse, as well as explore policy recommendations for the local and EU level. Please see the agenda for more information, including on how to register.

 

 

WAVE REPORT HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANCE OF CIVIL SOCIETY NETWORKS FOR ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

A new research report on increasing the accessibility of civil society networks, especially for women from minority and disadvantaged groups, has been released by WAVE, under the EU–UN Women regional programme, ‘Implementing Norms, Changing Minds’.

Produced as part of the Civil Society Strenghtening Platform to support the establishment and strengthening of regional platforms of civil society organizations, the report offers an overview of the current situation regarding the accessibility of networks in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.