WAVE is…

a network of over 160 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 support services in 46 European countries and disseminating information.


WAVE Newsletter January 2023

The WAVE Newsletter January 2023 is out now! We are happy to share with you that our newest WAVE Newsletter has just been … Read more

New publication: Guidelines for safeguarding and empowering children

In collaboration with experts from four member organisations, WAVE developed a comprehensive child safeguarding framework that can be adapted to … Read more

WAVE Statement on the exacerbation of women’s oppression and women’s human rights violations

The 21st December 2022 was not only the shortest and darkest day in Europe (winter solstice), but also symbolised the … Read more

WAVE Fempower Magazine 2022

The WAVE Fempower Magazine 2022 is finally here! This year’s edition of the WAVE Fempower Magazine is dedicated to the … Read more

NEW LAUNCH: WAVE Youth Campaigning Toolkit

On the International Human Rights Day 2022, WAVE published the WAVE campaigning and advocacy toolkit for young activists. Campaigning to … Read more

WAVE Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2022

Statement on Femicide How European governments sustain a culture of GBV On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence … Read more

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