Women Against Violence Europe (WAWE)

The original idea of founding the network can be traced back to a number of international events. The widening of transnational co-operation began with the World Conference on Human Rights held in Vienna in 1993. This conference established that acts of violence committed against women constituted severe human rights violations. These violations related, for instance, to the right to inviolability and the right to freedom from fear and coercion.

Key wordsviolence / women