Preventing and responding to gender-based violence during the war and in post-war settings

WAVE launched a new project in collaboration with OSCE to improve the support to survivors of violence and civil society organizations (CSOs) in conflict and post-conflict areas.  Based on the expertise of women’s organizations, a toolkit was developed not only to present the harm and challenges posed by conflicts, but also to document promising first-hand practices with concrete examples from four WAVE members. It includes their initiatives and recommendations as women’s organizations who experience and have experienced war. 

The WAVE members involved in the project are the Sexual Assault Crisis Center (Yerevan, Armenia), Women Fund “Sukhumi” (Kutaisi and Tbilisi, Georgia), Foundation United Women Banja Luka (Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina), and Centre “Women’s Perspectives” (Lviv, Ukraine).

Conference on 8 November 2022

The conference on preventing and responding to gender-based violence (GBV) during the war and in post-war settings will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 8 November 2022 and is organised by the WAVE Network and the OSCE Gender Issues Programme/WIN Project.

The first part of the day will be streamed and accessible to all interested participants, while the second part of the day is only accessible to in-person participants. Interpretation in Georgian and Russian will be available to both in-person and online participants. If you would like to join online, you can register HERE until 3 November 2022.

The conference explores the topic of GBV during and after conflicts, with the purpose to launch a new toolkit aimed at supporting survivors and preventing violence in such context. Conflicts inflict suffering on everyone, but particularly on women, girls, and other vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities.