#WAVE members: NANE, Hungary

The Women For Women Together Against Violence Association (NANE) was established in 1994 in Hungary, with the aim to fight violence against women and children. It is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, active at the individual, community, and social level. As the WAVE Network, NANE just turned 25 years old and is one of the oldest …

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#WAVEmembers: Women Center Light Steps, Albania

The Women Center Light Steps was established in 2003 in Albania, in order to create a public, open and safe space where women of the city could meet, could be together and freely express themselves. Later, based on women’s demand, the kindergarten service and anti-violence service were created too. This led to the birth of …

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#WAVEmembers: Mor Salkım Women’s Solidarity Association, Turkey

Mor Salkım Women’s Solidarity Association is an independent feminist civil society organization founded by human rights activists on the 27th April 2012, in Bursa (Turkey). Mor Salkım joined the WAVE Network in 2018. The association’s purpose is to promote gender equality and combat violence against women. This organisation has a 24/7 hotline, accessed not only …

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#WAVEmembers: Federación de Asociaciones de Mujeres Arena y Laurisilva

The “Federación de Asociaciones de Mujeres Arena y Laurisilva” was established in 1994 in the Canary Islands. They are a federation of 15 other organisations, from across Spain and have recently celebrated 25 years of fighting for women’s rights! The core values of this organisation are the commitment with feminism, constant cooperation, active participation and …

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#WAVEmembers: CADMI, Italy

CADMI – Casa di Accoglienza delle Donne Maltrattate di Milano is the first Antiviolence Centre in Italy, born in 1986. It is founder and partner of the national network DiRe – Donne in Rete contro la violenza, which is one of WAVE’s longstanding members. Since its foundation, CADMI has supported over 30,000 women on their …

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#WAVEmembers: Standing Together Against Domestic Violence, UK

This week, the WAVE journey to its members brings us to the UK. Meet Standing Together Against Domestic Violence (STADV)! STADV is a UK charity bringing communities together to end domestic abuse. The activities done by STADV include advising and supporting communities to introduce, strengthen, or develop the Coordinated Community Response in their area; working …

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“We can despair, but we will keep going!”

Mary Crilly, director of the Sexual Violence Centre Cork, gave an empowering speech at the last WAVE Conference. We think that her words are of great importance, now more than ever! Women’s support services are doing an amazing job and being part of a strong, feminist network as WAVE can help us facing these difficult …

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#WAVEmembers: Albanian Women Empowerment Network

The Albanian Women Empowerment Network (AWEN) is a non-profit organization established in 2009. The network works in the field of the protection of human rights, in particular the rights of women and girls. The main mission of this network is the social, economic, cultural and politic empowerment of Albanian women. The network consists of 9 …

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#WAVEmembers: Crisis Centre for Women, Russia

  This week we meet one of the newest WAVE members from Russia: the Crisis Centre for Women, based in Saint Petersburg. The Crisis Centre for Women supports women survivors of violence since 1992. It provides psychological and legal counselling in cases of sexual and physical violence, trafficking and other crisis situations. Moreover, they conduct …

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