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Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses released its first annual survey SHELTER VOICES on the state of emergency shelters in Canada.  On one day, 242 shelters in Canada helped 4,178 women and 2,490 children.

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Nepal has a domestic violence law and its' constituent assembly is 33% women, yet Nepalese women and children are still facing significant and increasing violence. In response, several women's organisations, led by Sangat - an organisation that focuses on issues of women's rights and peace - came together to launch Nepal's 'One Billion Rising' (OBR) campaign. Well-known women's activist and GNWS's Interim Board co-chair Bandana Rana of Saaithi-Nepal, was master of ceremonies for Nepal's OBR launch. At the launch, Sagat's founder Kamla Bhasin asked: "What is the meaning of democracy if today one in three women suffers rape and violence? Imagine what we would feel like when a billion people will rise against it?"  

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When the right people come together at the right time to do the right thing, then very little can go wrong. That was the general feeling at the first Asian Conference of Women's Shelters, held in Taipei on September 3-5, 2012, and attended by 103 delegates from 14 countries around the region. A major outcome of the Conference was the formation of an Asian Network of Women's Shelters.

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To mark International Women's Day, the Women's Aid Federation of England joined the Global Network of Women's Shelters to release the results of the 2011 Global Shelter Data Count alongside the Women's Aid charity's own unique Day to Count 2011 and 2011 Annual Survey of Domestic Violence Services. This counts aims to help highlight the worrying situation for women and children experiencing domestic violence.

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