24th WAVE Conference: Women’s specialist services as pillars of peace in times of crisis and beyond

24th WAVE Conference: Women’s specialist services as pillars of peace in times of crisis and beyond

Registration for the 24th WAVE Conference is now open. Please register here until 30th September.

The 2022 WAVE Conference ‘Women’s specialist services as pillars of peace in times of crisis and beyond’ will take place this year in Prague, Czech Republic.


This year’s conference is organised by the WAVE office together with WAVE members ROSA Center for Women and proFEM – Center for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence.

The WAVE 2022 Conference will take place from the 10th –11th October 2022, with the first day being open to the general public and WAVE members, while the second one is only open to WAVE members.


This year’s conference is dedicated to the importance of women’s specialist services (WSS) and their overall contribution towards society by navigating different contexts and building resilience and capacity in times of crisis and beyond. Women’s specialist services, such as shelters, centres, helplines and prevention services are essential in times of crisis and in times of peace to ensure that violence against women and girls is effectively tackled and prevented. The main aim of the conference is to (re)focus attention on the invaluable role women’s specialist services play as key actors in preventing and combating VAWG in times of crisis and beyond. Participants will be offered a platform to share knowledge, experiences, and promising practice examples. The conference will encourage discussion on the importance that adequate contextual and institutional conditions have in preventing and tackling VAWG at the international and national levels, and what is needed for WSS to be able to continue to provide such services in times of peace and crisis. Furthermore, the conference will offer a space to potentially co-develop effective and women-centred advocacy strategies for women’s NGOs at a national and European level.

For the Concept Note of this year’s WAVE Conference, please click here.

For the agenda of this year’s WAVE Conference, please click here.

For practical information for participants of this year’s WAVE Conference, please click here.

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