We Are Ready for NGO CSW67

The Asian Network of Women’s Shelters and the Garden of Hope Foundation invite speakers who will be in New York for NGO CSW67 to join us on the in-person parallel event on the 10th of March for their sharing of experience, insights, challenges and prospects. The organizer team is exciting to meet with speakers in person in NYC!

Meet our speakers:

We are looking forward to their inspirational sharings!

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We Will Be In NYC for NGO CSW67

Will we see you there?

The global women CSOs’ major event CSW67 & NGO CSW67 will take place from the 6th to the 17th of March, 2023 in New York City in the United States with a primary theme of “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.” This year, NGO CSW67 opens in-person parallel events for organizers to apply after three years when Covid-19 first hit globally.

The Asian Network of Women’s Shelters joins with the Garden of Hope Foundation to host an in-person parallel event on the 10th of March at 10:30 a.m. EST.

Technology-facilitated and digital gender-based violence are increasing across Asia due to rapid digitization. Much of the violence women experience offline is replicated online but has evolved in more complex and diverse forms. Research from the UN indicates that survivors rarely report digital violence in fear of reprisals from perpetrators and social repercussions and a lack of confidence in the judicial process.

CSOs play crucial roles to mediate among stakeholders to tackle this issue. We invite CSOs across Asia to share their experiences, research statistics, and challenges in helping survivors, advocating for legislation reform, and online safety for women and girls.

We will be at New York City to discuss this issue. Please come join us. We will see you there.

Taiwan Experience Sharing Program 2022 for ANWS members

Asian Network of Women’s Shelters is a network aims to provide a platform to promote cross-learning between countries and regions, so capacity building is promoted at all levels to enhance effective management-skills and delivery of services in shelters.

Taiwan Experience Sharing Program 2022 is initiated by the Garden of Hope Foundation in Taiwan to echo the objective. Through cross-learning members can all learn best practices from each other and acknowledge how culture may bring subtle changes to the delivery of services in a shelter in different countries through cross-learning.

Sharing Program Calendar

19 October, 2022 @ 14:00 ~ 17:00 p.m. Taipei time, click here for your local time.

Understanding various forms of non-physical abuse in intimate relationships and studying the knowledge and modes of assisting victims of non-physical abuse and their families. Both Yu-Hua and Yu-Ju have almost 20 years of experience in social work, hear their sharing on Subjects of Non-physical Abuse in Intimate Relationship.


25 October, 2022 @ 14:00 ~ 17:00 p.m. Taipei time, click here for your local time.

Assisting social workers to understand the perpetrator, and learning about the methods and skills of practical work service. The sharing is by Ann from Shiuh-Li, the NGO has been focusing on perpetrator treatment for years.


01 November, 2022 @ 14:00 ~ 17:00 p.m. Taipei time, click here for your local time.

Understanding individual cases of intrafamilial sexual assault in family systems and physical/psychological reactions of victims of intrafamilial sexual assault; sharing of provided family interventions and treatments upon victims of intrafamilial sexual assault. Join and learn from Yu-Chia and Chia-Wen.


Register and mark your calendar. We look forward to seeing you online, and share and learn from each other.

Thank you all for being part of the 2022 ANWS Annual Conference

On the 2nd of September, the ANWS co-hosted the 2022 ANWS Annual Conference: Resilience: A Path Leading Women Towards Trauma Recovery with the Garden of Hope Foundation (GOH) in Taiwan addressing the theme of Relationship Repair and Resiliency. Together we would like to thank you all, including staff and everyone behind the scenes, for being part of the 2022 ANWS Annual Conference. This event would not be so successful without your participation.

In this event we were enlightened of insightful words from invited speakers joining us online from Asia, Europe, and the U.S. It was our great pleasure to have Ms. Bandana Rana, the UN CEDAW member, and the Honorable Dr. Hilda Heine, Senator of the Republic of the Marshall Islands giving us inspirational remarks. Their words of wisdom have helped show us direction and guidance towards a path of helping gendered-based violence victims on trauma recovery.

“Resilience is considered a positive personality characteristic that enhances individual adaptation. Resilience is a keyword in the world of abused family members and serves as a foundation for recovery for women facing trauma situations” as the Honorable Dr. Hilda Heine gave us during the conference. We look forward to see victims no longer be a victim but a survivor with the help of their inner strength: resiliency. Relationships may be repaired and managed for a better cause.

2022 ANWS Annual Conference

Resilience: A Path Leading Women Towards Trauma Recovery

The Asian Network of Women’s Shetlers and the Garden of Hope Foundation are pleased to announce that the 2022 ANWS Annual Conference on 02 September, 2022 is now open for REGISTRATION!

We have learned trauma could affect women and children psychologically and emotionally. How we can help guide them to a path towards recovery? What role does resilience play in the recovery? How survivors can manage relationships with self, children, and perpetrators? We invite you to join this conference to hear speakers from Nepal, the U.S., Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, and the Netherlands sharing their insights, experiences, challenges and opportunities on relationship repair and resilience among women, children, and intimate partners.

In this conference we bring you not only keynote speeches but also workshops. We hope through this virtual conference audience can be inspired by listening and practicing sharing from speakers.

Please click here for tentative agenda.

Save the Date

Date: Friday 02 September, 2022
Time: 09:00 a.m. ~ 17:30 p.m. (GMT+8, Taiwan)
Platform: Zoom Webinar

Click here for your local time



NGO CSW66, We Are Coming.

ANWS together with the Garden of Hope Foundation in Taiwan will hold a NGO CSW66 parallel event: The Silver Linings and Prospects for Women in Poverty Under the Covid-19 Crisis in Asia on 17 March at 12:00 a.m. ET (please click here for your local time).

As stated in UN Women’s articles women in Asia represent two thirds of the poor. Moreover, it is widely observed that GBV survivors often face economic abuse in addition to physical violence. Taking into account of their financial situations, survivors may find it hard to be independent, especially victims often have children with them to care for when they are accommodated into a shelter. How CSOs in Asia can help empower GBV survivors in economic means and access better employment opportunities is what we want to discuss in this parallel event.

Please REGISTER and join us to find out more.