Registration for upcoming 2020 Asian Conference of Women’s Shelters

Registration for the 2020 Asian Conference of Women’s Shelters is now open! This year’s conference will take place virtually in three 90-minute webinars throughout October and November.  We have a fantastic line-up of top speakers including CEDAW committee member and former GNWS chairperson Bandana Rana, UN Women AP Regional Ending VAW Programme Manager Melissa Alvarado, Thai LGBTQ activist Matcha Phornin, internationally renown journalist/author and activist Mona Eltahawy, Australian journalist and author of the groundbreaking “See What You Made Me Do” Jess Hill, and leading Singaporean lawyer Malathi Das.  With the COVID-19 crisis still raging, the webinars will focus on empowering the next generation of activists and frontline shelter workers in the post-COVID age, hearing and responding to the voices of survivors, and concrete steps to end the shadow pandemic of violence against women and girls.

Please click this document for details. The webinar series is organized by the Garden of Hope Foundation and the Asian Network of Women’s Shelters, with a focus on Asian issues, but all are welcome to join. Please register separately for each webinar. 

Tuesday 6 October at 16:00-17:30 Taiwan local time (GMT +8) 

Gender Equality and Paving the Way for Future Generations


Bandana Rana, Vice Chair at UN CEDAW Committee 

Melissa Alvarado, Ending Violence against Women Regional Programme Manager, UN Women

Register here. 

Tuesday 20 October at 16:00-17:30 Taiwan local time (GMT +8)  

Testimonies from Gender-Based Violence Survivors during the COVID-19 Pandemic


Matcha Phornin, Founder and Executive Director of Sangsan Anakot Yawachon Development Project

Mona Eltahawy, Journalist 

Register here. 

Tuesday November 3 at 16:00-17:30 Taiwan local time (GMT +8)  

How to Systematically End Violence Against Women?


Jess Hill, Investigative journalist and author of SEE WHAT YOU MADE ME DO

Malathi Das, Family Lawyer and Mediator, Joyce A Tan & Partners LLC

Register here.

To find out when the webinars will be held in your time zone please check here. Videos will be posted online at a later date. Feel free to share this information among your networks. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at webinar will be held in your time zone.