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 Network Statement on International Women’s Day 2023

Women’s Specialist Services Stand Together Against Gender-Based Violence On International Women’s Day, the Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) Network reaffirms … Read more

WAVE Newsletter February 2023

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

WAVE Annual Activity Report 2022

The annual report detailing WAVE’s activities during the year 2022 is now published! Download the report to update yourself on … Read more

WAVE Statement on the war in Ukraine

The WAVE Network condemns Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine on 24 February 2022 resulting in extensive and gross human rights … Read more

WAVE statement on the earthquake in Türkiye and Syria

On Monday, 6 February 2023, a powerful earthquake hit Türkiye and Syria with many people still missing, thousands being injured … Read more

Call for Proposals: WAVE Regranting 2023

Violence against women and girls is a long-term systemic problem in Europe that knows no geographical or social boundaries and … Read more

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