Asian Conference of Women’s Shelters, 2 November 2015, The Hague

Plan to arrive early for the Third World Conference of Women’s Shelters (3WCWS) so you can attend the Asian Conference of Women’s Shelters on November 2, 2015 at in the Hague.

Specially designed for Asian participants, this event will prepare delegates for 3WCWS and help build partnerships across Asia. The themes of the conference will focus on specific Asian issues, with the goal of forming strategies to end the endemic problem of violence against women and children.

Speakers include GNWS chairperson Bandana Rana, OBR Global Coordinator Monique Wilson, chairperson of ANWS Chi Hui-jung, former CEO of WAO-Malaysia Ivy Josiah, and many others.

The Conference will provide a platform to build new alliances between shelter practitioners, NGO leaders, politicians and the business community. The event will include a practical workshop on “Reflecting on and Honoring Shelter Work” and high-level discussions on “Empowering Women: Economy, Society and Human Rights” and “Focus on Marginalized Groups: Migrants and Migrant Women”.

The pre-conference is organized by the Asian Network of Women’s Shelters and the Garden of Hope Foundation with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan, and GNWS.

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Centrum Quadraat conference room

Date: November 2, 2015 (Mon)
Time: 09:00-18:30
Venue: Centrum Quadraat, the Hague, the Netherlands
Address: Toussaintkade 53, 2513 CL Den Haag
Participants: 40 Asian women’s shelter leaders and managers
Organizers: Asian Network of Women’s Shelters; The Garden of Hope Foundation
Sponsors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Taiwan ROC; Global Network of Women’s Shelters (GNWS)

Themes of the Conference
Workshop: Reflecting on and Honoring Shelter Work
Theme I: Empowering Women: Economy, Society and Human Rights
Theme II: Focus on Marginalized Groups: Migrants and Migrant workers

Registration is now closed. If you would like to learn more about the conference and other ANWS activities please contact Anthony

Check here to see the full program.