Campaigns and Policy

The women's shelter movement plays a critical leadership role in the global effort to end violence against women and their children. To fulfill our vision of an equal world where women and their children live free from violence, GNWS will begin creating campaigns and policy initiatives to unite the women's shelter movement, advance women's leadership, and hold governments and societies are responsible for ensuring women's human rights.

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.

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Read our first Global Call to Action, adopted March 2012 in Washington D.C. by a collective body of 1,400 delegates from 96 countries at the 2nd World Conference of Women's Shelters and by the Global Network of Women's Shelters.

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After reading our Global Call To Action, choose one of a dozen steps you can take to spread the word, help build momentum and create change in your country or community.

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