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.


Empowering Women: WAVE’s Manifesto for a Feminist Future in the 2024 European Parliament Elections

As we stand on the cusp of the 2024 European Parliament elections, we find ourselves at a pivotal moment in our ongoing journey towards gender … Read more

Joint Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) and EuroCentralAsian Lesbian* Community (EL*C) reaction to the adoption of the EU Directive on combating violence against women and domestic violence 2022/0066 (COD)

Today, the Council of the EU officially adopted the EU Directive on combating violence against women and domestic violence. The EuroCentralAsian Lesbian* Community (EL*C)[1] and … Read more

WAVE Country Report Factsheet 2023

Drawing on the WAVE Country Report 2023, this factsheet offers a concise overview of the accessibility of women’s specialist services and the adherence to Istanbul … Read more

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