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2012 GNWS Global Shelter Data Count report cover On International Women's Day 2013, the Global Network of Women's Shelters released the findings of its 2012 Global Data Count. Highlighting the vital roles of participating women's shelters and shelter networks in 44 countries, the report describes barriers and successes faced by women and children and the women's shelters that help them. The Report's statistics and themes reflect the courage and resilience of the 106,108 women and children who sought refuge from domestic violence and other abuse at participating shelters worldwide. This included 1,133 women known to be pregnant who requested shelter on the count day.

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We, the Global Network of Women's Shelters, call upon All Governments to develop and support targeted actions to prevent and respond to violence against women and children. Join women's shelters in our global Call to Action. Learn how you can be involved! 

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Around the world, thousands of women and their allies work day and night to respond to, address and eliminate violence against women and girls. They create and staff independent women's shelters, refuges, safe homes, rape crisis programs, women's rights organizations, anti-violence centres and other projects that provide crucial services.

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"As a mother and a daughter, I can't accept one in three women will be a victim of violence in her lifetime," said actress Reese Witherspoon.  "Victims of domestic violence are an extremely isolated group so we chose to work for helping women in this terrible situation," said Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. Victims like Lavon Morris-Grant shared her own experience of abuse and violence from her husband.

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Reese Witherspoon attended the 2nd World Conference of Women’s Shelters to announce the winners of the 1st Avon Communications Awards: Speaking Out About Violence Against Women. The winners for storytelling, innovation, breaking the silence, and excellence in communications were ...

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