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  • 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign Addresses Militarism

    Between November 25th and December 10th, women's shelters and crisis centres on every continent are engaging communities as part of the vibrant annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign. The 2012 and 2013 campaign theme is: From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women! The impact of militarism on violence against women is a critical issue for many women and children who seek support at the women's centres, shelters and networks that created GNWS. The impact of the rape of women as a war tactic has far reaching consequences to communities. For example, women in Rwanda

  • 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign Again Prioritises Militarism

    16 Days logo in English Between November 25th and December 10th, women's shelters and crisis centres on every continent engage their communities as part of the vibrant annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign. The 2013 campaign theme is again: From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women! The impact of militarism on violence against women is a critical issue for many women and children who seek support at the women's centres, shelters, transition houses and networks that created GNWS. The impact of the rape of women as a war tactic has far reaching consequences to communities.

  • 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign From Peace in the Home 2014

    16 Days logo in English Between November 25th and December 10th, women's shelters and crisis centres on every continent engage their communities as part of the vibrant annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign. The 2014 campaign theme remains: From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women! The impact of militarism on violence against women is a critical issue for many women and children who seek support at the women's centres, shelters, transition houses and networks that created GNWS. The impact of the rape of women as a war tactic has far reaching consequences to communities.

  • 2014-2015 Global Shelter Data Count Report

    2014-15 GNWS Global Shelter Data Count report cover

    Thank you for saving my life.” GNWS's 6th annual Global Shelter Data Count Report highlights the critical work of women's shelters and shelter networks in helping women and children fleeing violence.  It also reflects the voices, courage and resilience of 53,230 women and 34,794 children who sought refuge and were helped by participating shelters in 46 countries on one day in 2014-2015. It reveals unique challenges faced by abused migrant and refugee women and innovative approaches that are working in women's shelters or in their ongoing work to end violence against women.

  • 2015 Call To Action: Connect and Act

    Read the 2015 Global Call to Action adopted by the Global Network of Women's Shelters and delegates at the 3rd World Conference of Women's Shelters on November 6, 2015.