Welcome to the WAVE 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2022

We invite you to join us in making this #WAVEofChange to end gender-based violence against women and girls even stronger!

The WAVE Office is pleased to share the calendar of events for these 16 Days of Activism beginning November 25th on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ending on December 10th on International Human Rights Day

As first responders to gender-based violence against women on the ground, WAVE’s network of Women Specialist Services has borne the impact of the challenges 2022 brought for advancing women’s human rights in Europe. Together with WAVEs Youth Ambassadors, and the WAVE Office, our members have rolled their sleeves and put their hands and expert knowledge together to develop toolkits, advocate for better legislation, and find creative ways to end gender-based violence and continue providing specialised services to survivors of gender-based violence. We celebrate their courageous work.

In these 16 Days of Activism, WAVE takes a stance against the widespread phenomenon of femicide. We will reflect on the impact of femicide and the structures in our societies that allow this extreme form of violence to happen in the first place. Through webinars, podcasts, book discussions and articles we will challenge harmful perceptions and stereotypes, and suggest tools rooted in the power of embracing intersectional feminism. 

At the national level, WAVE members and Youth Ambassadors will develop local campaigning activities as part of the Advocacy & Campaigning Microgrants, pushing for changes relevant to their contexts. We are also excited this 16 Days of Activism 2022 Campaign marks the second year of our collaboration with Radio ORANGE 94.0, the biggest Community Radio station in German-speaking countries. ORANGE 94.0 broadcasts around 150 shows in 25 languages, and we are happy that the WAVE network’s podcast “No More Violence Against Women” is one of them.

25th of November

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, WAVE is taking a stance against the widespread phenomenon of femicide.

For the WAVE Statement, please click HERE.

Call to Action! #WAVEofChange

Support WAVE in advocating for feminist legislation in the EU! How? Follow us on our social media (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) and help us amplify the voice of feminist civil society in Europe! #WAVEofChange

Call to Action! #WAVEofChange

Support WAVE in advocating for feminist legislation in the EU! How? Follow us on our social media (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) and help us amplify the voice of feminist civil society in Europe! #WAVEofChange

Book Discussion with Christina Clemm

Join us in this book discussion (in German) and hear the stories of real women who faced the prejudices of a patriarchal system and stood up to reclaim their space and demand their rights. Where? Online and offline: 1040 Wien, Mommsengasse 35 / 7th Floor When? 4pm. Vienna time. Register HERE!

Women’s bodies have been used as weapons: the devastating consequences of war

Listen to a new episode of the WAVE podcast “No More Violence Against Women”, in which promising practices for preventing and responding to gender-based violence during and after war are shared. Hear how collaboration and solidarity can bring hope to survivors and frontline specialist services alike.

Article on feminist legislation

In the newest article of the Fempower magazine, Laetitia Hohwieler is exploring best practices and ways in which good feminist legislation can become a tool in combatting gender-based violence.

WAVE Training Institute 2022

WTI 2022: A neglected interconnection: child custody and violence against women

Exclusive for WAVE members

WAVE Training Institute 2022

WTI 2022: A neglected interconnection: child custody and violence against women

Exclusive for WAVE members

WAVE Youth Ambassadors Podcast on abortion

The US Supreme Court overturn of Roe v. Wade in Summer 2022 caused a wave of shock, disappointment and fears around the world. The decision also triggered strong mobilisation for women’s bodily autonomy and the alternatives to access a safe and legal abortion in different countries. Listen on the WAVE podcast “No More Violence Against Women how young activists adapt their tactics to advance women’s rights in their respective countries.

WAVE Youth Ambassadors webinar on abortion

In this webinar on abortion rights, the WAVE Youth Ambassadors share their perspectives on how the global pushback against Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and its crucial battle are shaping up in their national contexts.

Exclusive for WAVE Youth Ambassadors

Webinar on the orphans of femicide

Exclusive for WAVE members

Radio ORANGE 94.0 Collaboration

From 5-5:30 pm, Radio ORANGE 94.0, the biggest Community Radio station in the German speaking countries, broadcasts an episode of the WAVE podcast “No Mor Violence Against Women”.

Webinar: Challenging the media towards ethical reporting of violence against women

From 1-2:30 pm, join us to discuss how to stop the trivialisations and misreporting of gender-based violence against women by holding our local media and journalists accountable! Register HERE!

Radio ORANGE 94.0 Collaboration

From 5-5:30 pm, Radio ORANGE 94.0, the biggest Community Radio station in the German speaking countries, broadcasts an episode of the WAVE podcast “No Mor Violence Against Women”.

Podcast with Prof. Dr. Nivedita Prasad

Listen to this WAVE podcast episode with our special guest, Prof. Dr. Nivedita Prasad (Germany) who shares how racism, sexism, and ableism remain prevalent in German society, with stereotypes shaping perceptions of the ‘perfect’ victim and perpetrator. How can we prevent these discriminations and prejudices from happening in the first place? Listen to her insights on the role of critical thinking and unlearning biases in advancing an intersectional approach when tackling human rights abuses.

Opinion Piece on GBV in conflict and post-conflict

Gender-based violence during and after the war has a long-lasting impact on the survivors, the communities and the prospects of building lasting peace. What can we do? How can we prevent these human rights violations? Learn more by reading our new article on gender, peace and security by Charlotte Cramer.

WAVE Youth Ambassadors Conference

The WAVE Youth Ambassadors´ Conference on Civil Courage aims to increase sensitivity to actions of civil courage among youth and to build a strong youth feminist network. Participants will acquire skills in tackling the deprivation of women’s rights in public spaces and participate in a workshop on the brand new WAVE Campaigning & Advocacy Toolkit for Young Activists.

Exclusive for WAVE Youth Ambassadors

International Human Rights Day

WAVE Youth Campaigning Toolkit

Campaigning to end gender-based violence against women and girls and advocate for women´s rights is a long-term effort that requires structure and innovation. Different campaigning and advocacy tactics have been used for decades to promote women`s and LGBTQI+ rights. However, as new challenges to human rights emerge, new tactics also are needed. This toolkit addresses the inner and outer sides of stronger activism for effective advocacy & campaigning. It is meant to be a dialogical space for young activists to exchange concerns and expectations on sustainable activism for women and LGBTQI+ rights in today`s world. Access the WAVE Campaigning & Advocacy Toolkit for Young Activists HERE (tba).

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