Global Network of Women's Shelters

World Conferences

The Global Network of Women’s Shelters started as an initiative group at the first World Conference of Women’s Shelters in Alberta (Canada) and was the co-organizer of the second and third World Conference of Women's Shelters in 2012 and 2015. The fourth World Conference was organized by the Garden of Hope in Kaohsiung (Taiwan) in November 2019.

The World Conferences are meant to support and strengthen the women's shelters movement and give shelters a public platform. Prominent key-note speakers like Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Reese Witherspoon and Denis Mukwege can support the shelter movement to promote the social change necessary to end violence and oppression against women and their children.


Testimonies of Violence Against Women