Campaign on the rights of woman survivors of violence and their children to access support and protection 

Winner of Austrian Youth Video Award Announced!

On 10 December 2016, the award ceremony of the Austrian Youth Video Award was held in the roof studio VinziRast-mittendrin. Congratulations to Aktion kritischer Schüler_innen, who received first place; Sarah Bernhardt who received second place, and the young filmmakers of class 7B of the Alps-Adria Gymnasium Völkermarkt to 3rd place!
The video can be seen here.

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Step Up! Campaign and Youth Video Award on Austrian TV!

The Step Up! Campaign in Austria as well as Europe was featured on the Austrian TV-channel Okto on 26 October 2016.

Maria Rösslhumer, Manager of WAVE; Silvia Samhaber, Austrian Step Up! Campaigner and Lina Piskernik, WAVE Step Up! Campaign Assistant were interviewed on the issue of violence against women in Austria as well as the Youth Video Award. To view the video (in German), please click here.

Press Release for the Campaign Launch in Austria

On 25 May 2016, with the support of UN Women Orange Day, NPO Women’s Support and Information Center disseminated a national press release raising awareness about the Step Up! Campaign, and also published the press release on social media, through their Facebook profile and on their website.


The national campaigning women’s organization in Austria is WAVE Member Austrian Women's Shelters Network (AÖF), led by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..