Global Shelter Data Count

Since 2009, GNWS has run an annual Global Shelter Data Count to better demonstrate the lifesaving work and vital roles of women's shelters worldwide. This Global Count is a snapshot of one day in the lives of women seeking refuge at women’s shelters around the world.

In 2012, Women's shelters and shelter networks from 44 countries participated in GNWS's 4th Global Count.  On International Women's Day 2013, GNWS released the survey findings in the 2012 Global Data Count report! We invite women's shelters and refuges from every country in the world to participate in 2013 in the 5th annual Global Women's Shelter Count. Learn more about participating in our one day survey.

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Women's shelters and refuges from regions and shelter networks all over the world are participating in the 5th annual Global Women's Shelter Count between October 8 to December 1, 2013.  Learn more about how shelters are participating in our one day survey.

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2012 GNWS Global Shelter Data Count report coverReleased on International Women's Day, March 8, 2013, GNWS's fourth annual Global Data Count Report highlights the critical work of participating women's shelters and shelter networks in 44 countries and reflects the courage and resilience of 106,108 women and children who sought refuge in the participating shelters. Of the 67,484 women helped 1,133 were known to be pregnant.

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2011 GNWS Global Shelter Data Count report coverThis is GNWS's third annual snapshot of a single day in the lives of women seeking refuge at women’s shelters around the world.  It represents information provided by 2,636 participating shelters and 25 shelter networks from 36 countries. On just one day in 2011 at participating shelters, 56,308 women and 39,130 children sought refuge from domestic violence.

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2010 GSDC reportcoverThis is GNWS's second annual snapshot of a single day in the lives of women seeking refuge at women’s shelters in some countries around the world. It represents information provided by 2,774 participating shelters from around the world. On just one day in 2010 at participating shelters, 57,574 women and 41,900 children sought refuge from domestic violence.

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2009 GSDC reportcoverThis was GNWS' first collective attempt at generating a snapshot to illustrate the work of women's shelters. It found that in one day, 2,883 women's sheltering agencies from 24 countries around the world helped 90,602 women and 63,315 children. On this same day, these women's shelters and refuges were unable to accommodate 12,228 women and 8,176 children.

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