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.


WAVE Newsletter November 2023

The WAVE Newsletter November 2023 is out now! We are happy to share with you that our newest WAVE Newsletter has just been published. Let’s find out what … Read more

WAVE Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2023

On this significant occasion, marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) Network stands resolute in … Read more

Welcome to the WAVE 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Against Women 2023

Welcome to the inspiring journey of the WAVE 16 Days of Activism 2023 campaign, during which we celebrate “The Power of Diverse Feminist Activism: Shaping … Read more

WAVE Fempower Magazine 2023

The WAVE Fempower Magazine 2023 is finally here! Thank you to all contributing authors for their efforts, dedication and work that will hopefully continue to … Read more

Support Women’s Human Rights Defenders in Ukraine: Winter is Coming, and the War is Not Over

Your donation will be used to:  Your generosity will directly impact the lives of women and children affected by the ongoing conflict. DONATE NOW AND … Read more

WAVE Informational Leaflet 2023

Find out more about WAVE and our members in the informational leaflet 2023. The leaflet provides a listing of all WAVE member organisations (as of … Read more

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