We, the Global Network of Women's Shelters, urge All Governments to develop and support targeted actions to prevent and respond to violence against women and children. 

We encourage communities, women's shelters and shelter networks to adopt and use our Call to Action as a framework to support and demand what women and children need from your local, national and regional governments to be safe and free from violence and abuse.

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Adopted in March 2012 by the Global Network of Women's Shelters and a body of 1,400 women's shelter delegates representing 96 countries at the 2nd World Conference of Women's Shelters. 

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