Conference 2012

The First Asian Conference of Women’s Shelters

The Garden of Hope Foundation in partnership with Good Shepherd Social Welfare Services hosted the first Asian Conference of Women’s Shelters on September 3-5, 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan. Over 100 delegates from 14 countries attended the conference to promote cross-learning, capacity building, and advocacy between shelter organizations in Asia.

The main outcome of the conference was the launch of the Asian Network of Women’s Shelters (ANWS). Conference delegates selected a steering committee of six members from the three sub-regions of South Asia, Northeast Asia, and Southeast Asia to guide the identity and structure of ANWS, and form the basis of an official board of directors.