#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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#WAVE members: SPAVO, Cyprus

The Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family (SPAVO) is a non-governmental organisation based in Nicosia, Cyprus. SPAVO offers a national helpline, three shelters, counselling services for survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence. Since 2016, SPAVO is a committed member of the WAVE Network. #WAVEmembers #feministsunite #25yearsWAVE

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#WAVEmembers: Scottish Women’s Aid

The WAVE journey to its members around Europe is continuing: meet Scottish Women’s Aid! Scottish Women’s Aid is the lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse. Since 1976, Scottish Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping responses to domestic abuse, coordinating, campaigning and influencing toward a shared vision of …

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Women Against Violence Europe: interview with Stephanie Futter-Orel

Stephanie Futter-Orel, WAVE’s  Executive Manager, is currently on maternity leave, but she shared a couple of words with us on the occasion of WAVE’s 25th anniversary. “I think having built this level of joint and collective support amongst women is something to be incredibly proud of. By joining all these voices and experiences and knowledge …

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WAVE Conference: 11 reasons why you should join it!

For 25 years, the WAVE Conference has been a place where women from all walks of life can meet, network and fight for what they believe in. In this short video, our amazing WAVE sisters talk about their reasons why they come back to the WAVE conference and their first impressions. Amongst the many reasons …

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The founders’ voice: Lepa Mladjenovic and Urszula Nowakowska

For the celebration of our 25th anniversary, two of WAVE Network’s founders, Lepa Mladjenovic of SOS Hotline in Belgrade, Serbia and Urszula Nowakowska, Vice Secretary of Centrum Praw Kobiet in Poland, spoke about the beginnings of the WAVE Network – the challenges, its goals and what they hope of the future. (more…)

Beijing 1995 – when women’s rights became human rights

The WAVE Network is not the only organisation to celebrate its 25th anniversary this year! Many women NGOs were created and mobilised shortly after the Fourth United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing in September 1995. The conference offered the momentum for women non-profits such as the WAVE Network to soar and promote women´s rights in …

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