WAVE Country Report 2023

The Country Report is the main publication of the WAVE Network, and it is published every two years. It represents an important tool for highlighting the situation of women’s specialist services across Europe.

The WAVE Country Report 2023 provides an overview of statistics related to women’s specialist services in 46 European countries, namely national women’s helplines, women’s shelters, women’s centres, specialist services for survivors of sexualised violence, and primary prevention services. The report seeks to highlight which European countries, within and outside the EU, meet the minimum standards of the Istanbul Convention in terms of service provision. It also includes a section on femicide. Moreover, the report provides individual country profiles for the 46 countries included in the research.