GNWS News

"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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This week, thousands of delegates from the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America arrive in Washington D.C. to participate in the 2nd World Conference of Women's Shelters! Hosted by the Global Network of Women's Shelters (GNWS) and the U.S. National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), this conference focuses on worldwide solutions to ending violence against women and children.

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In 2010, GNWS selected the U.S. National Network to End Domestic Violence to host the 2nd World Conference of Women's Shelters from February 27 - March 1, 2012.  That conference is now requesting workshop and session proposals.

On March 2, 2010, representatives from the Global Network of Women's Shelters presented on the important work of women's shelters at the 54th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

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