This 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.

Women's shelters participated in: Germany, Austria, Rwanda, Nepal, Luxembourg, Finland, Lisboa-Portugal, Canada, Sweden, Armenia, Iceland, Pakistan, the United States of America, Italy, Slovenia, Malta, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Israel, Pakistan, Vietnam, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.

2009 GSDC reportcover
Report in English [PDF file]