Feminist network promoting human rights of women and children

Youth Video Award - Vote for your favorite!

The pan-European Youth Video Award was created in order to bring more youth involvement to the StepUp campaign. Young people (18-25 years old), youth organizations, (film-) schools and media departments of universities were encouraged to participate actively, with the main goal of raising awareness of violence against women and encourage survivors to seek support. Seven countries took part in the Video Awards: Austria, Estonia, Italy, Finland, Macedonia, Portugal and Serbia.


The WAVE office is happy to announce the first meeting of the year (CoCo Meeting), which will take place from the 24th-26th of April 2017. The meeting is dedicated to the WAVE Advisory Board Members. More information will be coming up soon! Please save the date, and for any inquiries please contact us under the following E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joint Statement & Toolkit - Step Up to Ensure Access for All Survivors

BRUSSELS, 15 December 2016 – Ahead of International Migrants Day, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) and Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) Network join their voices in calling for access to services for all women who are survivors of violence, no matter their migration status.

Across Europe, there are women who have experienced violence and are excluded from accessing support services because of their migration status. For them, going to the police risks deportation, and going to a women’s shelter risks being turned away. If the right to access services and justice in situations of violence and abuse is linked to a woman’s migration status, an undocumented woman or woman with a precarious migration status might lose her children, her livelihood and her dignity.

Winners of the Corinna Seith Award

Since year 2013, at every annual WAVE conference, which usually takes place at the end of the year (October or Novemeber), WAVE announces one winner of the Corinna Seith Award.

WAVE established the award three years ago in honour of former member Corinna Seith, a passionate feminist, researcher and women’s self-defence teacher, who died in 2010. The prize of 500 euros is awarded to the best paper written by a young scholar (PhD candidate/new PhD within the past five years or a researcher with a career of five years or less).

The winning publications (2013-2016) are available for viewing and download here.