Perspectives for the future I #25yearsWAVE

As the second generation of WAVE Youth Ambassadors is currently brainstorming, planning and developing actions targeting youth and young people across Europe to raise awareness on violence against women and girls, it is clear that their approaches aim to be intersectional, intergenerational and holistic. “We want to expand and not remain in our own bubble but reach the …

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The power of youth activism #25yearsWAVE

On 28 August 2020, Zvezdana Radulović, 2nd generation WAVE Youth Ambassador from Montenegro and Beverly Mtui, WAVE Youth Ambassador Coordinator, conducted the webinar THE POWER OF YOUTH ACTIVISM – how youth are making a change in their community to stop violence against women and girls. The aim of the webinar was to reiterate the importance …

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Intergenerational collaboration within the WAVE Network #25yearsWAVE

The WAVE Youth Ambassadors programme does not only promote collaboration amongst young activists and youth from both EU as well as non EU countries, it also aims to encourage intergenerational collaboration to further strengthen feminist movements in the fight against violence against women and girls. Within the framework of the WAVE Youth Ambassadors initiative, younger …

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Visions Of The Future #25yearsWAVE

The WAVE Network is standing on the shoulders of great feminist activists who strengthened women’s rights in Europe for the last 25 years. It is growing ever since and consists of 160 members, some of which we recently met on the #WAVEblog. Nonetheless, sharing our visions of the future and creating a strong intergenerational activism …

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#WAVEmembers: Femmes en Détresse, Luxembourg

The NGO Femme en Détresse was founded in 1997 by a working group from the Luxembourgish Movement for the Liberation of Women (MFL). The goal of the association was to create a women’s hostel, where women and children could be protected from psychological, physical, and sexual abuse. Over the years, more services have been added, …

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#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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